Okay, same disclaimer as the post before. All nervous and social phobic so my writing isn't as good as it usually is.
I'm part of the whole "normal avatar" movement. I convinced a few friends to go normal as well. SecondLife is a world of giants. I like not being a giant. Especially in female avatars, I've noticed that shorter avatars are a bit more...curvy. The taller ones seem to have this forced skinniness that people attempt (and fail) at correcting through increases in the muscle sliders. First and foremost one must always remember the SecondLife mesh is shitty. Not just low poly, but poorly designed. It would be cool if they replaced the female mesh with one of the opensourced Victoria meshes and give the guys their own mesh instead of making a male derivative. My avatar is currently 5'5 (5'0 on the old failheight detectors) Its cute. Its curvy. And from a distance (or in pictures) you can't tell its half the height of every other avatar out there. Most of my friends are currently normal height as well. Ishtara is adorable and I think she's a bit shorter than me. Anyway, I've noticed the average avatar is 6'11. Do you have any idea just how stretched out it gets? I mean, I guess you can make it work, but in my experience, the less you fuck with the mesh, the better. You can get some really unique looks while falling in some "normal" parameters. I can't remember all of them and my little thing I wrote is in my main computer at home.
See, I'm adorable! (Okay, I know I'm not, but I just felt like sharing this picture for the 30th million time)