Well I went ahead and did it. I applied for a Provisional Utility Patent with the U.S. Patent Office through LegalZoom for all of the Tentacle Makers. I now have my official filing number from the US Government!
I wasn't originally going to do it but then I found out it's completely TAX DEDUCTIBLE! That's a big deal when you are a 1099 contractor like I am. Further, it looks really good on a resume.