Hey guys, I was just reading the ok cupid blog again as it is damn interesting.
Reading this article, i have thought about it a fair bit since i read it, http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/the-mathematics-of-beauty/
Its the idea that the more polarizing a woman's appearance is the stronger the reaction from people.
In my experience with art it is really the same. Just some examples, look at joust's art, its pretty weirdly stylized, nobody is really on the fence about it, people either think its fucking amazing, or they dont care for it. On the other hand you have belias, which is so damn weird that people either think its the worst or best thing they have ever seen.
It's an interesting idea and in a lot of ways it has implications on artist development in forums, as a forum will attract people who like those particular quirks, and thus making the artists that it develops, undesirable for people who do not like those traits.
I dunno, just some food for thought. What do you guys think?