Miraculous Ladybug fandom is At It Again with the Sentimonster!Adrien Theory discourse, featuring: a widespread lack of ability to distinguish between personhood and human-hood. (I know there are languages where there aren't separate words for human and person, but this discussion is all taking place in English.) as a consequence of (1), repeated debate over the *meaning* of what it is to be human that doesn't even make sense in the context of The Real World, given what we know about other primates and just animals in general.... let alone a show with a dozen explicitly-nonhuman characters, at least one of which appears in every episode a non-humanoid robot who feels emotions so strongly he can get akumatized the same as the humans in one TV special that's outside the main canon, a very human-looking android who is treated by the cast and narrative pretty identically to all the other superheroes, including a touching scene where she's hurt and her mother is worried. Being an android is pretty much there as That's Her Superpower periodic insistence that nonhumans are inanimate objects and/or "empty husks". "my first google hit for what it is to be human includes a checklist that includes communication and making facial expressions so I'm just going to run with that without any awareness of the Implications of making those the cornerstone of how to classify an individual as human" "Now it finally makes sense that the kid with the abusive dad doesn't stand up to his abusive dad, he literally can't because magic. It wouldn't make sense if he were human." Greengrocer apostrophe plural for senti As far as I can tell, zero people talking about the COOL THINGS about sentimonster!Adrien theory, such as "what does it mean to be *Adrien*? How many of his past decisions or preferences are ones he had on his own and how many were just his mom or dad controlling him? How many of his past actions, however inconsequential, were things he decided to do? And given that sentimonsters are an embodiment of an emotion.... are all of his feelings even his own?