Megha Prasad Paradigm

Last changed 5/23 4:43P EDT

Conflicts: Lexington, Hunter, Hamilton RM

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I did LD and PF at Lexington HS (MA) 2015-2019.

Disclaimers:

MSDL kiddos: you do you! this paradigm is geared towards the national circuit so just feel free to run whatever you're comfortable with :)

I really really don't appreciate postrouding! If this is something you enjoy doing please don't pref me!

Also, PLEASE TRIGGER WARN APPROPRIATELY!!! If you don't know how please ask! It's not that hard!

LD:

Short version.

Ks we love. LARP/policy is solid. Traditional is also good. Phil is kinda meh, you'd need to explain it very well. Please leave your tricks, skep, and frivolous theory at home, I don't trust myself to evaluate them. Probably okay at evaluating T/theory if there is a persuasive abuse story, but also truth > tech. Disclosure and email chains are good. When you extend, or make new arguments don't forget to implicate them! Tell me what comes first and why.

Long version.

I used to vibe p hard with Mina's paradigm and I share a lot of her views on debate. I was also heavily influenced by Paloma O'Connor, CQ, and David Asafu-Adjaye. As a result, I'm not a fan of the whole "debate is a game" mindset and doing whatever it takes to win a round. Debate is about education, not about your record. Also -- I'm sorry, fairness is not a voter.

Kritiks/Non-T K affs/Performance

I mostly ran these as a debater so these are my favorite arguments. I really like hearing performance affs but you also need to be able to point to something the aff actually does.

That being said, don't read random Ks in front of me just because of my paradigm. I need to see a clear link and know what the alt does. Not uber familiar with all of the lit, especially newer pessimism arguments.

New microaggression independent voter args that seem to be trendy and function on some sort of level between theory and K, but probably above policy?

Impact these out if you're reading them. I'm not going to vote off of a blippy one line claiming something is an independent voter and no implication of the argument. Also, don't just drop all the other flows because you think something is an independent voter -- I don't think this is very strategic; explain how it interacts with the other flows and which layer of the round it should be evaluated on. I don't really enjoy voting off these arguments...tbh they make me kinda uncomf, but if they're warranted and impacted I will.

Plans/CPs/DAs/LARPy policy stuff

These are cool, low key would like to judge more of them. CPs need to solve the aff and have a net benefit to be competitive or at least have a net benefit that outweighs the aff. DAs are fine, just be wary of super long link chains. I default to comparative worlds in most debates (esp when framing becomes murky) so this is probably the type of debate best equipped for that.

T/Theory

I did not like these arguments as a debater and I generally do not enjoy judging them. I'm also not very good at judging them so PLEASE make the abuse story very clear and slow down A LOT.

1/21 edit: I'm honestly starting to hate these arguments less. I'm not completely opposed to T and would probably be down to judge more non-T K affs vs T rather than bad/awkward K v Ks.

T v K

I went for K over T a lot as a debater but I'm gonna try to be tab about this and say both sides are gonna need hella warrants and hella weighing when making these arguments.

Tricks/a prioris/friv theory/other bullshit

just no.

Speaker Points

I start at a 28.5 and then move up or down depending on what y'all do. Go slow at first and let me get used to you before you go full speed. I'll say clear 2-3 times but if nothing changes don't expect my flow to be that great and I'm not gonna check the speech doc. Be strategic and don't be a dick and you'll probably be happy with your speaks.

PF:

I didn't do a ton of PF cuz I think it's hella white and cutesy. Biases aside, just make good extensions, do a good amount of weighing and READ ACTUAL CARDS.

Policy:

Haven't judged much of this but I feel like it's probably a better version of LD.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
MSDL Speech Debate and Congress 5/23/2020 LD3-N Octos Needham SS Acton-Boxborough SK Neg Neg on a 2-1
MSDL Speech Debate and Congress 5/23/2020 LD3-N R5 Brookline GN Acton-Boxborough BH Neg
MSDL Speech Debate and Congress 5/23/2020 LD3-N R4 North Attleboro PG Acton-Boxborough AM Neg
MSDL Speech Debate and Congress 5/23/2020 LD3-N R3 Acton-Boxborough KF Westford CL Neg
MSDL Speech Debate and Congress 5/23/2020 LD3-N R2 Needham NS Walpole LL Aff
MSDL Speech Debate and Congress 5/23/2020 LD1-V R1 Needham AK Acton-Boxborough CX Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD Double Village Independent AR Strake Jesuit ZD Neg Neg on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD Double Harrison AZ Durham BD Neg Neg on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD Triple American Heritage Plantation PB Harrison RA Neg Aff on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit ZD Livingston GL Aff Aff on a 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R6 Catonsville AT Evanston Twp AM Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R6 Kraver Independent LK Clear Lake JC Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R5 Success Academy Manhattan TR Strake Jesuit WH Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit KS New Jersey Independent AN Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R3 Evanston Twp SB Tuloso Midway ZN Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R2 Bergen County Academies IK Scarsdale SB Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VLD R1 Timothy Christian PT Scarsdale WC Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Octs Hill NL Unionville LI Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Double Princeton RL Harrison SN Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Double H.B. Plant TK Bronx Science NK Aff Aff on a 3-0
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R6 Timber Creek SY Regis DG Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R5 H.B. Plant TK McDowell AG Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R3 Unionville DJ Pingry JF Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R3 Harrison EM Bronx Science NK Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R2 Bronx Science NG Catonsville AT Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R2 Strath Haven WL Woodgrove JL Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R1 Millburn HR Bronx Science AW Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R1 Harrison AA Unionville MA Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD Double Edgemont RG Strake Jesuit ZD Aff Aff on a 2-1
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R6 Harrison AA Hunter MD Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R6 Harrison SN Princeton RL Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R5 Harrison AZ Strake Jesuit DH Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R5 Stuyvesant GP Princeton VC Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R4 Edgemont AJ Princeton TK Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R4 Bronx Science DB Edgemont HL Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R3 Success Academy Manhattan TR Strake Jesuit VC Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R3 Hunter NK Harrison GC Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R2 American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Strake Jesuit JX Neg
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R2 Hunter DS Strake Jesuit ZD Neg
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R1 Edgemont AA Strake Jesuit JP Neg
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R1 Newark Science VA Princeton DR Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/9/2020 VLD Semifi University MW Harrison GC Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Newark Invitational 1/9/2020 VLD R6 Edgemont JJ Harrison AZ Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/9/2020 VLD R5 Bronx Science DB Montville AP Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/9/2020 VLD R4 Scarsdale VG Montville DP Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/9/2020 VLD R3 Montville NP Bronx Science WF Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/9/2020 VLD R2 Harrison AK Scarsdale DZ Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/9/2020 VLD R1 University MW Edgemont RG Neg
Ridge Debates 12/13/2019 VLD Semis Newark Science SB Hunter NK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/13/2019 VLD Quarte Harrison AA Hunter NK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/13/2019 VLD Octas University MW Harrison RA Aff Aff on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/13/2019 VLD R3 Bridgewater Raritan AN Millburn EC Aff
Ridge Debates 12/13/2019 VLD R2 Blair AC Harrison AZ Neg
Ridge Debates 12/13/2019 VLD R1 Newark Science SB Pingry JF Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD Dubs Millburn HR Hunter SK Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD Run-of Durham AA Thomas Jefferson HSST TB Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD Run-of Harrison GC Unionville MS Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R6 Bergen County Academies MS Thomas Jefferson HSST TB Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R6 Hunter SK Harrison MR Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R5 Newtown SM Syosset JL Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R5 Syosset IS Thomas Jefferson HSST SRa Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R4 Bronx Science SA McDowell KP Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R4 Harrison GC Millburn HR Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R3 Lawrenceville AL Bronx Science JB Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R3 Bronx Science YL Half Hollow Hills HS East VT Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 NLD Runoff Achievement First Brooklyn DD Chaminade LM Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 NLD R6 Medina Senior KN Timothy Christian LJ Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 NLD R6 Millburn FY Harrison AA Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 NLD R5 Timothy Christian BL Medina Senior CL Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 NLD R5 Harrison GV Half Hollow Hills HS East DS Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 NLD R2 Chaminade KF Wilmington Charter PP Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 NLD R2 McDowell SA Montville NP Aff
Tim Averill Invitational 10/27/2017 LD-N R3 Lexington SK Lexington JC Aff
Tim Averill Invitational 10/27/2017 LD-N R1 Lexington DY Lexington RB Neg
Tim Averill Invitational 10/27/2017 LD-N R1 Lexington AL Lexington CL Aff