Alright...here's the deal.
I no longer make animated .gif avatars for non-paid members of the forum, period. It's one of the perks that comes along with paid membership. If you're just a registered member, you'll have to find someone else to make one for you. It slows the forum down way too much when almost EVERY member is sporting an .gif animation in their avatar slot, know what I mean?
Secondly, as Hughesfan2791 stated....size limits for avatars have drastically changed. So, you'll be pretty hard-pressed to find someone who can make you a good .gif image, while keeping it under forum limits.
i'm a monster
i'm a maven
i know this world is changin'
never gave in
never gave up
i'm the only thing i'm afraid of