Molly Martin Paradigm

Last changed 8/22 10:57P PDT

july 19

if you're gonna read any part of this paradigm, read the tldr, basic info, and the accessibility portions.

tldr:

there's very little you can't run in front of me. as long as you have warrants and impacts and actually make arguments you should be set. i love all forms of argumentation and have dealt with/ran most of em.

email chain please!!! mollyam22@gmail.com

basic info:

- they/them (gettin misgendered makes me sad, thanks in advance for not doin that)

- ck mcclatchy 18

- gonzaga 22 (21? idk we'll see)

- i've ran just about everything but high theory - i've gone for queer pessimism just as much as i've defended heg good

- tech over truth 99% of the time

accessibility:

- if there's ever an issue of accessibility you want me to be aware of, message me or talk to me before the round!

- i am disabled. i can deal with speed, but clarity over speed. please speak loud. if i can't hear you, i'll let you know. if it continues to be a problem, i'll just stop flowing.

- arguments based in music: please send me the text of the song, external audio can be hard for me

what am i looking for in a debate?

- write my ballot. frame the round for me.

- impact calculus! explain why your argument matters/why it outweighs. i'll vote on dropped arguments, but you have to impact out why that dropped argument matters and why it is a reason i should vote for you

- signposting and organization

- quality evidence and quality explanation of said evidence. i’ll read evidence at the round if i’m unsure of how to evaluate it, but if you explain it well enough, i won’t have to! contextualization is key.

- clash

- make the round interesting for me -- whether it be jokes, an engaging and enticing cx, or just a really damn good speech, if i'm excited about the round, i'll reward you with higher speaks!

what am i not looking for in a debate?

- clipping = with sufficient proof, huge speaks dock and a loss. accusations need to have proof, but i won't put that solely on the debaters. if i suspect anything for any reason i'll follow the doc.

- stealing prep = it makes me unhappy

- homophobic/racist/sexist/transphobic rhetoric = lowest speaks i can give you, a loss, and i'll probably (definitely) have a word with your coach smile. we are people before we are debaters, treat people with respect. if someone asks for accommodations, do your best to meet them.

- don't be rude. there's no good justification to treat people like they're lesser. i'm really expressive. if you're doing something i hate, it'll be obvious. change your behavior, apologize if you say something mean, or better yet, try and always be kind.

arguments:

kritiks: always fine, but be aware:

1. high theory debaters: i probably don't know about your old, dead white men. this does not mean don't run those args, it means if you do, i need very specific explanations.

2. ks i’m most familiar with: queerness, legalism/biopower, colonialism, feminism. just because it's something i know does not mean the threshold for explanation is any lower.

- line by line > your 4 minute long overview

- you need to extend and win an alternative unless you rlly impact out an independent DA to the aff

- contextualize your links; i know the state is bad, but if that's all you got, it probably won't go well for you.

topicality: cool

- i’m not persuaded by arguments that conclude “we’re topical because you read a counterplan and case cards, etc.”

- i don't think the neg needs to win in round abuse, but point it out if something happens - t is about a model for debate, not individual rounds

- i default to competing interps.

case debates: please

- impact turn debates need qualified ev - i won't be happy listening to a warming good debate if your author is from 4chan and thinks the earth is flat

disadvantages: cool

- good link stories are key.

- make sure you’re making and engaging with turns case arguments.

- i'll vote on low risk if you win it (unpopular opinion? idk)

counterplans: cool

- specific net benefits are preferred


- you don't get judge kick unless you tell me i can kick it

k affs: do your thing. i still don't know your old, dead, white men. i would like it if you were in the direction of the topic, but won't automatically vote against you if you're not.

- don’t be an a-hole answering k affs, especially those that center identity. you can be responsive without undermining your opponents personally.

identity affs: this space is what you make it. i understand debate being a home and debate as a survival strategy and i respect that, but you need to tell me why that’s a reason i should vote for your strategy.

framework: cool

- deliberation impacts are my fav - how can we use these skills from debate outside of debate?

- i’ll listen to the fairness/limits/ground debate, though; if that is more your style, make sure in-depth explanation makes it into the 2nr.

theory: k

– in all honesty i won't be happy if it comes down to theory in most cases, but i can understand situations where it's your only option

- i feel like a lot of theory debates are two ships passing in the night - clash is necessary here

- if theory is dropped, it’s an easy ballot so long as you have a substantive impact. with that being said, there's certain theory violations that i don't feel like voting on ever (vague alts, no neg fiat)

- condo: good to an extent. aff can define that extent, but running condo with 1 conditional advocacy? nah

other:

satirical arguments - fine, good times, still need to be impacted out.

have fun! regardless of if you win or lose, there is something to be taken away from every debate; always strive to learn from debates, because your skills leave the round with you. as an ex-high school debater who tried really hard to be uber competitive, i can tell you now with full certainty - Bids Don't Actually Matter, and your bids or lack thereof do not determine your value and worth - debate is about what you bring to the debate community and what you can get out of it. make sure it's positive, both for yourself and for other people.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 SCHLRS F Scholars Emory Apodaca & Vincent Xiao Scholars Jared Adam & Nick Clancy Aff Aff on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN Q Liberal Brew Kate Nozal & Grace Ward a SLacK in the face Charlie Huang & Aarin Jain Aff Neg on a 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN O a SLacK in the face Zach Clough & Chris Martin (Conflicted Copy) Riley Reichel & Athena Muhammad Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R6 a SLacK in the face Lucas Lobo & Eugene Bressler (Conflicted Copy) Caroline Gong & Preston Shaw Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R5 (Conflicted Copy) Alex Puga & Glen Scully (Conflicted Copy) Alli Dixon & Schylar Smith Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 STARS R4 My Little Friends Muriel Moon & Brandon Zuo My Little Friends Calvin Chao & Sean Johnson Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R4 Da Sauce Nicholas Dawson & Serena Li Liberal Brew Caelin Smith & Matt Kelley Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R3 a SLacK in the face Joe Suek & Francesca Gilbard a SLacK in the face Cole Sauter & Halton Stancil Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R2 Da Sauce Seth Garwood & Ausha Macias-Curry Liberal Brew Tess Gardner & Nell Cox Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R1 (Conflicted Copy) Blake Dee & Ibrahim Sufi a SLacK in the face Blake Quiroz & Jackson Roberts Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Public Forum Tournament 7/12/2019 PF Final We Who Shall Not Be Named Perpetual Ignorance Aff Aff on a 3-2
Gonzaga Debate Institute Public Forum Tournament 7/12/2019 PF R2 Perpetual Ignorance Entropy Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Public Forum Tournament 7/12/2019 PF R1 We Who Shall Not Be Named Block It Like It's Hot Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Quarte OES OW Ferris OS Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Octo OES OW Garfield LD Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Double Ingraham ST Heritage Hall SN Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R6 Garfield PW Ferris OS Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R5 Interlake LS Emery CS Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R4 Eagle LC Timberline HT Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R3 OES OW Asian Debate League EC Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R2 Garfield PB St George's CR Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R1 Interlake PW Head Royce WM Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol Quarte OES OW Damien BG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R6 Silver Creek RV St George's CR Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R4 Damien BH St George's CS Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R3 St George's DG Damien BG Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R2 Garfield DL St George's DN Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R1 Kamiak DB Ingraham ST Aff
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX Semifi Lewis and Clark PC St George's GD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX R5 Ferris BC St George's CR Neg
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX R4 Gonzaga Prep LK St George's ND Neg
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 NCX R3 CDA Charter ME St George's MB Neg
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX R1 University KD Lewis and Clark PC Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX Finals Ferris OS Lewis and Clark CP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX Semifi Gonzaga Prep CA Ferris OS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R5 St George's MT Coeur D'Alene SK Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX R4 Gonzaga Prep BR Ferris OS Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R3 Mead RL Coeur D'Alene SS Aff
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R2 St George's CP Coeur D'Alene IW Aff
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX R1 Ferris BC St George's CR Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R3 Luo & Torres Ortiz & Hefley Aff
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R2 Goyal & Ayala Bato & Hickman Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R1 Gopal & Gopal Baugh & Peng Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS S Ice ICE Baby CC Taiwan Independence PT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN O Campers w/o Borders AC G.Pointer and the Ks DS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS Q Ice ICE Baby RC Ice ICE Baby KK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R6 FC POSTAL! SF FC POSTAL! BM Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS R5 Taiwan Independence SW Ice ICE Baby RQ Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R5 #KWLD NN Taiwan Independence MX Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R4 G.Pointer and the Ks HT FC POSTAL! KL Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R3 G.Pointer and the Ks DS Campers w/o Borders AC Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 SCHLRS R2 Scholars CH Scholars ES Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R2 #KWLD CA Campers w/o Borders ShSo Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R1 FC POSTAL! BuMa Campers w/o Borders OL Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX Quarte Damien BT Harker YS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX R3 Harker AM Damien BT Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX R2 West Campus ST Harker YS Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN Octo Oakland Tech RA Saratoga SR Neg Neg on a 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R4 June Jordan WP Oakland Tech RA Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R3 Rosemont MN Mission AC Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R2 West Campus SH Skyline SH Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R1 Oakland WP Saratoga KC Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX Finals Dougherty Valley KB Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks DK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX Quarte Sonoma CP Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks DK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX Octas College Prep BT Sonoma GK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 JCX R5 Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks MP College Prep PB Neg