In our experiences, top ten lists normally have two flaws: they're poorly formatted for quick reading and they are normally wrong. Just check all the comments of any top ten list, and you'll see lots of other folks think the list is wrong, too.
With our TL;DR Top Ten Lists, we're going to fix both problems... with your help. We're just gonna give you a couple of things on our top ten list (to make it faster to read), and you fill out the rest in the comments below (to make sure the list is accurate). Add to the list, argue with us, argue with each other, but most importantly be nice and have fun.
Today's TL;DR Top Ten List topic is:
Top 10 Fictional Pets We Want!
- K-9 from Doctor Who
A gift from Professor Marius after the 4th Doctor helps get rid of the Swarm, K-9 is an extraordinary robot pooch. From his aerial ears to his telescopic eye to his laser-blastin' nose, K-9 is built for action. Add a unique brilliance and a ton of devotion to his Masters and Mistresses, and K-9 is truly a Doctor's best friend. There have been a few different models, but no matter which version you look at, K-9 is as he promised he would be: a good dog.
- Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Zero is a very special ghost dog. Not only is he as loyal as they come (with a propensity for a good game of "fetch the rib"), but he also has a secret: a glowing jack-o-lantern nose! (Sort of like that jerk reindeer who no one wants to play with... whatever his name is.) And with this nose, Zero helped Jack Skellington save Christmas. (We know other stuff happened, but Zero is happy, so don't ruin his mood.). As soon as Zero rose from his grave to play, we fell in love with this spirited (get it?) ghost dog.
- Rancor Monster from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
The Rancor Monster is over 16 feet tall and a little shy of two tons. It tears into and devours anything that Jabba the Hutt drops into its too-small lair. The Rancor Monster eats Oola and attempts to eat Luke Skywalker. Then Luke kills it. And what happens next? Malakili (the Rancor keeper) sobs. George Lucas may have brought infinite horrors to Star Wars fans, but he did one thing really right here: he showed us that even monsters can be loved by someone.
- Orpheus from Lockstep by Karl Schroeder
Orpheus is a denner: a genetically engineered animal created to keep humans alive during suspended animation on long space voyages. He sort of looks like the head and tail of a cat squished onto the body of an otter. Smart enough to understand human speech and capable of communicating back (if the person he's talking to has an interface), Orpheus is finally a cat who can tell us what the heck he's worriedly staring at in the corner of our room from 2-3am every frickin' night!
And now it's your turn. What do you think numbers 510 are? Do you agree with our numbers 1-4?
Take to the comments and help us find the Top 10 Fictional Pets We Want!
Written by Mindel, a certified Master of Disguise (so long as the disguise looks just like him).