Today's 5 Fandom Friday* is about fictional pets I'd like to own. Of course I'm going for the Star Wars: The Old Republic approach and I've managed to select five favourites out of the large heap of likeable animals that the Star Wars universe offers. Here we go:
Some people like taking their horse for a ride... I would love to take my thranta out for a flight! Flying around, seeing everything from above from the back of your buddy... need I say more?
Arriving at a party at the back of a tauntaun is probably the most hipster entrance I can think of. Certainly beats a Mercedes to me!
The orokeet has been sage Ravanel's best friend from the moment it hatched, back in the day of vanilla SWTOR (you can tell by her haircut). This is by far the pet I feel most attached to in any MMO so I'd totally dig one. It's probably also the one that would most realistically do well in my small apartment.
Gizka's are awesome, but I'd only want to own one! If you don't know why, you desperately need to play Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) I, and you'll understand. The picture above is of my KOTOR nostalgia room in my Nar Shaddaa smuggler's haven, complete with storage room environment where they can hide amongst the cargo.
5) Volcanic "who's a good dog?!" kell-drake
These little "retard drakes" (as we call them, but in a loving manner) come in a variety of colours and are very popular in my guild. Mine - the volcanic kell-drake - is super cute and never fails to cheer me up. They are also great for people who feel insecure about themselves: surely even you cannot look that stupid.
With so many awesome animals to choose from, I had some runner ups that almost made it to the list. First off, a nerf; if only to be able to legitimately say I'm a nerf herder! Close was also the varactyl (any of the colours), that looks very huggable with that soft, feathery fur. Finally, I have a soft spot for Iraidas (like the one you have to lure out with a dead tauntaun and then have to kill - *sobs* - during the Gree event on Ilum), because they looks so cuddly, have cool stripes and they make extremely cute noises when you attack them. Everyone says I'm crazy and they look creepy, though, so that's probably just me.
What SWTOR pet would you love to own? Let me know below in the comments.
*5 Fandom Friday is a weekly event organized by the Female Geek Bloggers group on Google+.