Right click on the first circled image and inspect the code.
However, code inspection shows that they are SVG images not GIFs and therefore should not have been blocked.
Anyway, the VPN is still working at this time (or at least, the VPN icon is still blue). And the windows tasks list does not show a crash report.
Now close Opera and restart it.
Observe that the VPN icon remains orange permanently
And an Opera crash reporter has appeared in task manager, which never finishes.
Opera Version Version:99.0.4788.77
Windows 10 64 bit
Block Site Version 0.4.6 by raylothian
GIF Blocker Version 0.2.1 by raylothian (configured to block gif and webp)
Opera Ad Blocker Version 99.0.4788.77
Opera Wallet Version 1.13 (disabled)
Text to Voice Version 1.5.0 by ulmdesign (disabled)