I finally managed to do one for my LJ profile.
Sure it’s super grainy and all but still, I MADE IT!! I also am really sure that it will be the only one I make for quiet some time as it is a pain to make. 4 hours for something that is literally only 9 frames! I was looking through some of my previous work and I think I managed to preserve the color quality better. Although I do not know if that is because I was using Photoshop or because I had much more patience.