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Tux avatar for Horgrathi by jSepia Tux avatar for Horgrathi by jSepia
I started this avatar a long time ago, but couldn't find any way to spice up the animation. Making it blink isn't very original, but... it has to blink. :giggle:

For those who don't know who this penguin is (yes, some people have no idea), it's called Tux, and it's the official Linux mascot (Linux is an OS). Linus Torvalds, the guy who created Linux, had a fixation for penguins:

"Linus Torvalds has claimed, in various posts to Linux kernel discussion groups over the years, to have been attacked by a 'ferocious penguin that bit me and infected me with a little known disease called penguinitis. Penguinitis makes you stay awake at nights just thinking about penguins and feeling great love towards them'.
Torvalds later said that while he did indeed have a close and personal encounter with a penguin, the bird wasn't ferocious, and just timidly nibbled on Torvald's finger."

Source: Wired News

Done in Ulead Gif Animator 5, as always. I can't say how much time it took. It would have been done in a couple of hours if I stopped nitpicking every detail. There's no compression involved, everything is pixeled and dithered by hand.
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noiseryuu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cute <3
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nuxster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconlegnis:
legnis Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:love:
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sAlxe Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
:heart:
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jkcustoms Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
[link] STEALED.
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revenantseraph Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
I don't suppose I could borrow your Tux for my school programming project? It would just sit on my University's server and not go anywhere.
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dakki000 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
our cute tux
very good.
and I'll never ever switch to another OS.
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adenfraser Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006   Interface Designer
This is very nice...
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linkid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
I love this sooooooooo much. So i made it mine.Can i us that as my avatar?
wanna contact u.
mail me on jsepia.5.chanux@spamgourmet.com

plz plz plz
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:iconjsepia:
jSepia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
No, you are not allowed to use it, that one was made for =Horgrathi. You should have asked first if you wanted an avatar for you. Please remove it. Thank you.
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