Megha Prasad Paradigm

Last changed 11/7 2:34P EST

Conflicts: Lexington, Hunter, Hamilton RM

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

Disclaimers:

Hello! This is ZOOM debate which means it is GLITCHY and GROSS pls SLOW down!

Used to be Yale, now 2020 in general: I'm tired, I have a ton of homework, and I get very bored listening to badly explained Baudrillard Ks multiple rounds in a row. If you do pref me, know that double flighted tournaments make my eyes *burn* and I will be flowing on paper for most rounds if it's a double flighted tournament. I used to care a lot about the things listed below. To some extent I still do, but I didn't teach this summer and barely coach anymore so at the moment I'm not very invested in specific types of arguments or up to speed with whatever is trendy this season. Judging over Zoom is exhausting and it's honestly pretty hard for me to flow that well with little voices screaming out of my laptop. Please, please, please, for the love of all things good, SLOW DOWN. At least for tags. I'm begging.

PLEASE TRIGGER WARN APPROPRIATELY!!! If you don't know how please ask!

Postrounding is a no <3. Questions about strats are fine, but I have things to do and you won't change my ballot.

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. If you read T/theory the shell needs to have an impact. 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. Links of omission are ~questionable~ and I'm sympathetic to args against them. 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" or a "voting issue" 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. 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.

Post Big Lex 2020 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.

Yale 2020: Idk if this is a new thing but y'all aren't impacting your shells. Like great you just spent a minute reading T, but didn't tell me what to do about it. DTD or DTA, but if not idk what I'm supposed to do with the shell lol.

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 <3.

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 to play catch up. Be strategic and don't be a dick and you'll probably be happy with your speaks. Read: adapt to your opponent if they have considerably less experience than you. I am not afraid of giving a mean debater with a good strat a 26.

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.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament 11/6/2020 VLD Octo Strake Jesuit VC Loyola SN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament 11/6/2020 VLD Double Strake Jesuit VC Greenhill KM Neg Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament 11/6/2020 VLD Triple Appleton North MU Oxford VM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament 11/6/2020 VLD R2 Harrison MB Dulles RB Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament 11/6/2020 VLD R1 Byram Hills EW Scarsdale CS Neg
Yale University Invitational 10/1/2020 VLD Triple Harvard-Westlake GZ Harrison AK Neg Aff on a 2-1
Yale University Invitational 10/1/2020 VLD Triple Presentation NB Legacy Christian BP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale University Invitational 10/1/2020 VLD R6 Harrison SN Claremont GK Neg
Yale University Invitational 10/1/2020 VLD R4 Iowa City West JS North Allegheny ED Aff
Yale University Invitational 10/1/2020 VLD R3 Millburn HR Crystal Springs Uplands AC Neg
Yale University Invitational 10/1/2020 VLD R2 Legacy Christian BP Presentation NB Neg
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD Double Garland Leah Yeshitila Rancho Bernardo Jonathan Jeong Aff Aff on a 2-1
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD Triple American Heritage Plantation Mary Abi-Karam Strake Jesuit Zion Dixon Neg Neg on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD R6 Harrison Sonali Nicola Byram Hills Eric Szilagyi Aff
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD R5 Oxford Viren Mehta Stanford Online Mahir Bansal Aff
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD R5 Lake Highland Prep Mayah Singh American Heritage Plantation Spencer Swickle Aff
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD R4 Rancho Bernardo Jonathan Jeong Saratoga Arnav Garg Aff
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD R4 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Shreyas Kapavarapu East Mountain Aubrey Amon Aff
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 soph R3 Iowa City West Nathan Weimar Strake Jesuit Jet Sun Neg Neg on a 2-0
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 soph R2 Saratoga Arnav Garg Harrison Jessie Pein Neg
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 VLD R1 Bishop's Advay Chandra Woodrow Wilson Tristan May Neg
Mid America Cup 9/25/2020 soph R1 Lakeville Kristin Neary West Des Moines Valley Connor Fogarty Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V Octafi Lake Highland Prep AM Princeton ND Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V Double BASIS Peoria PY Lake Highland Prep AM Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V Double Unionville DJ Princeton CB Neg Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R6 Lincoln JR Lake Highland Prep NP Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R6 Catonsville NF Unionville PW Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R5 Teurlings Catholic CS Durham VW Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R5 Charlotte Latin EL Lake Highland Prep AM Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R3 Lake Highland Prep AC Little Rock Central DS Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD V R2 Lake Highland Prep AB Lincoln WG Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD RS R1 CR North MK Iowa City West HM Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK 9/12/2020 LD RS R1 Charlotte Latin EL Woodrow Wilson LB Aff
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 Harrison EM Bronx Science NK Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R3 Unionville DJ Pingry JF Aff
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 Harrison AA Unionville MA Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R1 Millburn HR Bronx Science AW Neg
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 SN Princeton RL Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R6 Harrison AA Hunter MD Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R5 Stuyvesant GP Princeton VC Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD R5 Harrison AZ Strake Jesuit DH 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 Harrison GC Unionville MS Aff Aff 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 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 Syosset IS Thomas Jefferson HSST SRa Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R5 Newtown SM Syosset JL Neg
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R4 Harrison GC Millburn HR Aff
The Princeton Classic 12/6/2019 VLD R4 Bronx Science SA McDowell KP 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 AL Lexington CL Aff
Tim Averill Invitational 10/27/2017 LD-N R1 Lexington DY Lexington RB Neg