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(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]
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:iconvaulthurst:
Vaulthurst Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
nice morphed photo, pretty girl gaining piggish thrills unknown.
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:icondigitalcirce:
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Thank you very much!
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:iconwerecreature:
Werecreature Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
You're going to say "yeah right" to the following but this was truley my reaction as, just a moment ago, I clicked back and forth between the two links. "Ooooooh, I was wondering what seemed different about those two manips."
In response to your experiment. I found no different of a reaction to either picture. Honestly, the black girl looks a bit like Martha from Dr. Who. I think, most probably, the two came out too close to one another and most who viewed the first (not on the list of messages) allowed the second to pass without close inspection due primarily to their similarity.
Another thought: were the two pics released at the same time a week apart?
I don't know. It's an interesting experiment but a very diffictult one to gauge considering all the variables.
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:iconpaprikahoney:
PaprikaHoney Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would give her a nice hug :)
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:icondigitalcirce:
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
She'd appreciate that!
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:iconpaprikahoney:
PaprikaHoney Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)! she's cute.
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:iconengineer3246:
engineer3246 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would make her feel welcome in a heartbeat
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:icondigitalcirce:
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
She'd be grateful. :)
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:iconengineer3246:
engineer3246 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would go through the pig change for her so we can be together
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:iconasarigoddess:
AsariGoddess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Aww :(
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:icondigitalcirce:
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I promise the next manip will be more upbeat!
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:iconwhyme777x:
WhyMe777x Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, the only reason I felt sorry for #1 more is because she was getting her hair pulled. Argh, I hate when that happens >.< It also looked like she was getting her other ear messed with or at least closely looked at, like they were examining her "flaws". #2 on the other hand, not a whole lot of hostility was being shown from the aggressors. I'll admit though that the emotions from the main subject were a bit stronger in #2 than in #1. If an image had the aggressors' hostility from #1 and the stronger main subject emotions from #2, then that would be the winner (imo) when compared with the first two.

I know I know, not a lot one can do with pre-determined stock photos :shrug: Just letting my perspective be known.
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:icondigitalcirce:
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I have to agree. I tried to pick stock that lent itself to direct comparison, but in the end each one is its own image and tells its own story. #1’s story is definitely more of aggression. #2 does have someone’s hand on her neck, but it’s not that visible, and less intimidating than the first one, where she is actually trying to push her oppressor away. And I think you’re right – the second piggirl in the first picture would have been better than the individual ones.

Anyway, I certainly felt different making each one, and it’s been interesting puzzling out the ‘whys’ of that – what it says about the subjects and what it says about me. I appreciate eveyone’s indulgence in this, and thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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:iconwhyme777x:
WhyMe777x Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup::aww:
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slivermaster25 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist
It was a cool thought experiment either way.
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:icondigitalcirce:
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
But you were absolutely right, and I think it makes a major difference. I appreciate your sharing your insight, because it’s improved my understanding of the dynamic, too.
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slivermaster25 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
No problem! I completely agree with your assessment too. Two similar images in such a short time period could definitely lead to fatigue on the viewer's part and thus less sympathy.
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:iconmurlocaggrob-madmab:
MurlocAggroB-MadMAb Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
*wipes her tears away* I'd stand up for her
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:icondigitalcirce:
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I know you would! :)
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:iconmurlocaggrob-madmab:
MurlocAggroB-MadMAb Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
indeed I *oink* would

If it was a pig tf virus, I'd gladly catch it...especially for her (^'@'^)~
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