Today's entrant is Lorthos, the Tidemaker, or, as it was known at the time, "Loruthos, the Deeplord."
Loruthos had two things that needed to stay unchanged: it needed to be a Legendary Octopus, and it needed as many eights on it as possible.
As always, the authors of these comments are anonymous. This is partly to protect them and partly because nobody signed their notes anyway.
NAME = LORTHOS, THE TIDEMAKER
Mana Cost: 4UUUU
Up to 8?
Also, if you choose Loruthos as one of the 8, he can never untap?
Change "8T:" to "5UUU T:" and make it Tap "up to" eight permanents.
Take the "8" off the activation.
Now that's appealing!
And here's how the card ended up!