(woman to pig transformation)
So, the evidence of the past few weeks is that this piggirl is more sympathetic than the other one. Iíve tried to do nothing to prejudice things one way or the other Ė not even reply to comments. But after one week, Bullies 1 had garnered 1,216 views and 58 favorites. After the same time period, Bullies 2 had merited 841 views and 28 favorites.
Why there was such a pronounced difference is another question. Perhaps we are uncomfortable seeing what is, historically, more commonly a real victim of such abuse. Or perhaps it is mere fatigue in seeing such a similar image in so short a time frame. Perhaps, as Silvermaster25 suggested, the first picture was just a stronger composition than the second one. Perhaps itís something else entirely.
Regardless, thank you for your patience with this experiment.
Stock image used available from ShutterStock at [link]
The two piggirls:
Bullies 1: [link]
Bullies 2: [link]