Well, I know you’re all thinking what we’re going to be doing now that 2012 has come and gone. Since we’ve absolutely gotten over Harry Potter, here’s some of the things we’re working on for this year:
Harry Potter & the Methods of Rationality movie poster (Photo credit: claireviolet82)
Well, we have done the impossible. We have lived through an entire year without listening to the words “Harry Potter“.
Doesn’t that feel great? I know I’m feeling fantastic, seeing as I’m recuperating from having to hear about Harry Potter, and I was getting tired of it. But if we can go through 2012 without Harry Potter, than we can endure the the rest of our lives without Harry Potter.
Anyway, let’s get back to the real reason why we have this blog in the first place.
First off, he wasn’t created by Claire Violet Thorpe even though she borrowed him for her fan fiction series called the Series That Made No Sense. That series pokes fun at everything that is wrong with the Harry Potter series and tries to correct the mistakes, often with hilarious results.
But who is really behind Tyler Potter? His name is Jonas Sanders and he created Tyler for the show Space Wizards. The cartoon centers on Tyler’s adventures living in a steampunk version of an alternative Earth. But how and why Claire took Tyler’s name and began using it for a stupid character is beyond me. I think that Claire should change the hero’s name to something like River Valentine Potter and leave the name Tyler alone. But that’s just my opinion.
Anyway, I wonder how Jonas Sanders would react if he saw Tyler being part of a satire of Harry Potter. I don’t think he’d like that very much, knowing how bad the series could turn out, but we shall see…
According to this blog, Tyler was first featured in a show called “Space Wizards“, in which Tyler is a 15-year-old boy living in a steampunk world called Aganaea and he is sent to a special boarding school to learn to become a space wizard. But when he gets to the school, he discovers that there has been a cover up and a student reappears after disappearing years before.
He came from an early 1990’s cartoon. Not made up for the sake of being in a story that didn’t make any sense.
Later on, we will be exploring Tyler’s world and how and why Tyler was picked to play in a role that would have even the most seasoned reader screaming in agony.
But now her characters Tyler Potter, Marty McGuire, and Coco Riddle have become known as the “Green Trio“, as opposed to the “Golden Trio” that was featured in the Harry Potter Series.
The three, first featured in the anti-Potter satire “Harry Potter & the story that made no sense“, are now being hailed as the new heroes of fantasy, much to the chagrin of Harry Potter fan Todd Facenda.
He says, “The satire is a joke. Claire needs to go back to being a Harry Potter fan and shut up.”
But his words have fallen upon the deaf ears of thousands of readers, all who were fed up with Harry Potter’s unwise decision to give up his entire life for a normal boring life as Hayley Snape.
As for Tyler, Marty, and Coco, they have yet to respond to the claims that they are now the “it” group of 2011.