Nico Williams ParadigmLast changed 10/28 9:24A PDT
Information about Me:
-Debated at Hendrickson High school for 4 years, octafinals of the TOC reading purely critical arguments.
-Freshman at the University of Michigan
-I purely went for critical arguments and topicality my senior year of highschool. That being said, I am not averse to voting on any argument, assuming it has been deployed in an intelligent way. If you don't know it, don't read it just because I'm your judge.
For an early TL;DR
-I am admittedly more comfortable with the k, however I genuinely enjoy debates in which someone is correctly responding to the kritik, and often find myself persuaded by logical arguments as to why a kritik is wrong, or perhaps oversimplifies a complex problem.
-For framework, I am persuaded by arguments about how framework can have real world impacts, or solves the problems the affirmative is talking about better.
-Read the random things section.
-I have not judged on this topic at all (Writing before the Michigan HS tournament) so don't expect me to konw the ins and outs of a counterplan or disad without you explaining it. My favorite part of these debates is by far the impact calculus, and solid, logical internal link stories.
-I find myself more interested in the fact of topicality which emphasizes limits and the sanctity of what makes debate valuable. I think this is the most strategic way it can be deployed, but that's just my opinion.
-I predominately read antiblackness arguments in highschool and in college, but I enjoy critical debates assuming each position is explained well.
-If you read it, believe in it and be passionate about it, but don't be rude about it. I am fine with any framework strategy,
-I am not a big fan of "They dropped it, so you have to vote on it" type arguments. With enough explanation, I will grant you that, but don't expect me to vote on an RVI that the other team didn't hear because you said it in 2 seconds and didn't explain it throughout the entire debate. I don't think debates should be won like that, you can disagree with me, but I think we both agree that it's my opinion that counts at the end of the debate.
-Don't assume someone's identity, but if you misidentify them, apologize and mean it.
-Speed is fine.