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A Personal Opinion: labeling Entrapta

I am very conflicted and also quite annoyed by the way fans have mentioned in the past and present Entrapta is asexual just for the fact she doesn’t show sexual attraction nor desire like normal people do, nor she is sexualized nor romantic or even touchy with anyone around her.

I am often very tired by the labels people usually likes to give to characters that doesn’t exhibit the normalized behaviours we see in society.

The fact is that, for me, describing Entrapta as asexual is increidble simplistic and overlooks most of her complexity as a character. And also shows how most people thinks that a ‘sexual behaviour’ is sexualy connect with everyone in their surrounded, so people who doesn’t experience or doesn’t want to experience such things are just labeled as asexual, which is unhealthy and incredible ignorant about sexual physiology and psychology itself.

Surprisedly was not the same thing with her autism, I am more accepting of this fact because I have studied it and is actually well portrayed.

I have never been diagnosed though, but don’t like people, I have to admit, most of the time they don’t understand what I talk about and what subject I want to debate, they see me as this weird or even too damn monotonous-talking person who doesn’t seen to think normaly, who doesn’t see to express herself normally, and they don’t seen to know what to do with me around. I have never had a sexual partner, nor I’ve had interest in having one, UNTIL I started to connect with people in University and realized that I was in fact not asexual but my attraction is related to my connection with people.

Most of the time I feel people are too simplistic to understand what I feel or what I say, the same way Entrapta got bored by Catra when she asked for a more simple explanation of her scientific methods. Knowledge and hobbies I like to talk about goes from medicine to computer sciences and astrophysics, and also medieval history, I am a bachelor in ancient history and currenting studying anthropology/archaeology and computer programming by hobby because I enjoy it. I am not someone who is easy to be loved, nor I am someone who wants to have contact with people that I don’t feel connection with.

The way she goes BALLISTIC when she talks about First One’s tech is the same way I felt so much emotions over the possibilities of having my first Rapsberry Pi as a birthday gift, something I could even use to create robotic in the future. I know how it feels, to look at something so intrincate and precious and so damn complex and feeling is worth more time in the world than having people around you who will never understand.

The way she behaves around people makes me feel incredible related. For me showing desire or attraction or even romantical desire to people I barely meet is absurd. And to show or dress myself in a hypersexualized way or just show skin seen wrong and not my personality at all. And having a big genius or being intelligent over the average doesn’t mean you are asexual, it means everyhing gets more complicated with how you relate and feel things around you, and most people like to label you with concept, right? It makes me fucking cry every time, most people likes to label others, like me, with a simplistic category that doesn’t seen to describe the whole spectrum of things I feel about the world, just because they like to categorize humans that doesn’t experience things like normal people do, right? And I have spent so much time feeling I was broken, that I couldn’t feel anything at all, that my friends abandoned me. But then I got to the point in at 18 years old when I realized I was not broken, I feel things differently, I could feel desire, and I could feel sexual attraction, but not with the people I am usually surrounded by. I had to break my confort zone to feel it, because the group around me weren’t the people I was destined to connect with.

And that is EXACTLY what Entrapta experienced with Hordak, quite literally when she ended up in the Fright Zone.

Some people I’ve meet thinks that behaviours and clothes, fucking clothes, are what defines sexuality. I like masculine clothes and I don’t like feminine behaviour but I am not lesbian, and also I don’t go in life touching or invading people’s spaces, or trying to flirt with others because is just a waste of time, and still some people thinks that being asexual is exactly those things, or having a complete lack of sexual or romantic desires, or is equal to be celibe and frigid, when media and society usually push for women to be sexual and explicitly romantic, pretty, feminine and emotional or touchy (gross if you ask me).

Also the complete misunderstanding than the only kind of sexual connection one can have is related to body attraction and tactile stimulation is frustrating the shit out of me. I have experienced attraction and desire over a guy talking about philosophy, and not by a dude who goes to the gym who I find just blatantly brute.

Entrapta didn’t need to convince me, she became my favorite person from the beginning, her passions, her emotions, her nonstop lust for tech, her obvious desire to stay with Hordak, her entusiastic nature, all of that is so damn complex and comes with layers and layers of years of building up her complex personality in loneliness. She finally CONNECTED with someone and now she is incredible passionated about that.

The brain and its capabilities for me are sexualy attractive, the way someone can behave around, like Hordak does and how he uses complex words, commanding people, is both stoic and passionate, and has more knowledge over the universe, technology and multidimensional space IS sexualy attractive, that is the reason I stand by the fact that Entrapta is not asexual, but her sexual desires are related to other things rather than the simplistic desire of superficial attractiveness that comes with impulsivity and lack of common sense I see in most people my age.

I had no desire to experience my own sexuality with someone because I just didn’t care, and I am too beyond my 20s to even label what I feel, that is just limitating myself.

And Entrapta is such an amazing and wholesome creature, she is a genius between the whole crew, she is passionate and fierce, calling or labeling her whatever thing is to limitate her or reduce her to a word that doesn’t seen to grasp her whole complexity as an individual.

I am closer to her age and I know it it feels when you just gave up friendship. When you spend your teenager years not connecting (nor romantic or sexualy) to anyone around thinking is because you are not destined to that, and then suddenly something happens in your system when you meet the right person, and you realizes is not that you were asexual, is that the way I experience sexuality is different and more complex, it needs X and before people just gave me Y, and that is not asexuality, is an spectrum of sexuality which is different from people to people, because not everyone will experience things the same, and categorizing a whole spectrum of people in only one concept to try and explain how those people feel and why is just ridiculous.

For me Entrapta is someone who would enjoy her sexuality and intimacy in private, who uses the clothes she uses not for her sexuality but because she is like that, who desires to have a personal space, and wouldn’t share it with whatever people she meets, and who can value things like scientific knowledge the same way she values friendship and ultimately love.

Labeling her with whatever concept or category is just limiting her to a word, she is beyond that, I do not believe that a single post, nor a single planet, could contain the complexity that I have seen in her.

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It is quite literally, perfect


I think you’re cute my name is Ashley 

And I work at the computer store < Entrapta works with Robots.

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That’s what I never say to Kyle < Kyle is Hordak.

The barista at the coffee shop next door < He works very near to Entrapta ((who’s in the black garnet chamber)) before she join him in his lab

I watch him sadly from the counter

Where I always pick the wobbly stool < Sounds like Entrapta.

He hands me my latte

And smirks in this hot way

And I just cannot play cool < Classic flirting.

The clear and logical solution

Is to send a robot in my place < Entrapta has proven to be much more comfortable with robots in many situation such as with Emily. This would be a perfect solution for her.

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A robot modeled after me except that

She can deal with Kyle face to face < Entrapta sometimes has a hard time connecting with others.

Been working on her 40 weeks or so

With barley time to sleep or eat

Her parts are

Built custom < Entrapta builds all her own robots/

All that’s left

Are just some

Last circuits

I must complete < Entrapta Vibes.

Android Ashley

I wish I were you

Instructions tell you what to do

And if you fail you can’t feel blue

Android Ashley

When you’re good to go

Maybe then at last I’ll know

How to fix the bugs in Ashley 1.0 < Again with Entrapta sometimes struggling to interact with others who aren’t robots. Also goes along with the theme of ‘imperfections’ Entrapta and Hordak have.

The final chip arrived today

So I install it in the vacant port

I solder in the last connections

Hit the power switch

And pray there’s not a short

She whirs to life < More Entrapta vibes.

Her optic sensors turn my way

I wonder what they see < Has vibes of Entrapta’s fascination of robots and tech.

She holds out

A hand to

Accept my

Command

Oooh I have made

A brand new me < The excitement here is exactly how Entrapta feels when working with tech.

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Android Ashley

I wish I were you < Entrapta wants to mean something to Hordak but like her he seems to only like tech.

Instructions tell you what to do < Entrapta has a hard time with social cues sometimes, so maybe if she had ‘instructions’ to tell her how to act things would be easier for her.

And if you fail you can’t feel blue

Android Ashley

Now you’re good to go

Maybe soon at last I’ll know

How to fix the bugs in Ashley 1.0 < Again with the theme of imperfections

She walks up to the counter

Run program talk to Kyle

Sub-routine order latte

Call function wave and smile

Parse input hey how are you

Play text to voice I’m fine

Parse input you seem different < Hordak has worked closely with Entrapta for a while, he would notice if she was different. 

And suddenly I see the flaw in my design

If I wrote this program perfectly

I won’t need to make corrections

But if Kyle falls for robot me

He’ll never love my imperfections < Entrapta literally says to Hordak ‘Your imperfections are beautiful’. The theme of imperfections fit the two so perfectly.

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So I abort the program

And quickly call her back

I start the shutdown process

But then she turns to me

Before the screen goes black

Human Ashley

I wish I were you

No one can tell you what to do

The things you feel are real and true < Entrapta still has complex emotions and cares about people even though she does love tech.

Human Ashley

Do not envy me < Even though sometimes social cues are hard for Entrapta she’s still an amazing person.

You know all that life can be

I wish I knew how it feels to be so free

So I see Kyle the barista

At the coffee shop

He looks my way

I think you’re cute

My name is Ashley

And I work at the computer store

I say

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Also the VIBES of the song, the beat and such just fit Entrapta.

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Unrelated to my earlier shippy ramblings but also somewhat related but Hordak getting salty whenever he views someone as “offending” or “mistreating” Entrapta is both canon and hilarious. He gets salty when she compares herself to failure and when he’s mad refuses to discuss her entirely, like he’s all or nothing and for Entrapta he’s All.

Imagine Mermista starts talking to Entrapta and calls her nerd princess and Hordak, Lord of the Horde, Edgy Evildoer Extraordinaire, just instinctively swivels his head from whatever he was doing and says, quite loudly, “She has a NAME.”

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Ah, that comic made me realize how happy the idea of the other princesses caring about Entrapta, for herself, without any other motives, makes me. And how I just never felt that they did in the show.

I wish the writing had done more to bridge the divide for me, but it is what it is, I guess.

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So during the first few seasons, I didn’t really enjoy Entrapta because I felt that her betraying Shera and the other princesses was an immature thing to do. However, as I watched more I felt like she became a character that I really enjoyed! Anyways, back to the drawing at hand, I made two minor edits but couldn’t decide which of the three I liked more so I’m sharing all three 😁

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