Oh, yeah! That was it. If I just say humpback whale and not squirmy humpback whale then I'm reducing the whale to a bland lump without qualities.
Project much, right?
If you think beings don't have qualities until you describe them, that's called...
It's us OOO people who are saying that humpback whale bristles and squirms and flips with all kinds of qualities without us needing to notice them.
Nouns are interlocked with adjectives all the way down, as it were.
It's you who has the bland substance ontology...