Rachel Lobo ParadigmLast changed 9/6 11:28P EST
I compete in college circuit parliamentary debate and LD debate for 3 years, and also coached Parli at South Torrance High School.
TLDR// It's your round, do what you want with it.
As far as arguments in-round, there is rarely one I will not vote on. I am flow-centric, and will try my best to keep any outside knowledge away from the debate (although I am not sure that anyone is actually capable of this, so don't make things up, etc.). Also don't be indignant to the other team. I love sass and sarcasm but there is a line that you should do your best not to cross.Now the specifics:
Spreading is fine with me as long as you do not use it as a weapon to exclude your opponent. If you go too fast or become incomprehensible, I will clear you and your speaker points will not be affected.
I will gladly vote on any theory position, if the abuse is potential or articulated. That being said, I will be annoyed if you kick a cool CP for NIBS. I also default to competing interpretations unless told otherwise.
Unless told how to evaluate the round, I will default to net-benefits, so make sure you read impacts. That being said, if you do read a framework, you need to extend it throughout the debate or at the very least tell me how it functions. I find myself leaning towards probability calculus but you can always convince me that my bias is wrong and that the green new deal will certainly cause nuke war.
K debate is cool, although I prefer topic specific links. I do not believe that links of omission are compelling, there are just too many reasons that they are not persuasive so don't do that. K affs are totally cool with me as long as you justify your rejection of the topic. Framework debates, specifically good framework debates, can also be very compelling and I think that sometimes a one-off framework theory shell from the neg is a great strategy. In my time as a debater, I focused on biopower, orientalism, antiblackness, and security K's though I've debated several others and am familiar with some lit.
If you have any questions that I haven't already answered, always feel free to reach out and ask before the round!