Charles Karcher Paradigm

Last changed 5/25 5:18P EDT

Hi! I'm Charles. I like debate a lot. I have coached and judged a good amount since graduating in 2018. I did LD in high school and now study International Relations and English at the University of Florida. My orientation to debate was mostly inspired by Jack Ave and Sean Fahey, but I now find myself to be smack in the middle of the Policy/K spectrum.

If you find yourself debating with me as the judge on a panel with a parent/lay/traditional judge (or judges), please just engage in a traditional round and don't try to get my tech ballot. Treat me as a traditional judge and just win the flow in a slow, persuasive way. It is incredibly rude to disregard a parent's ballot and spread in front of them if they are apprehensive about it. They are spending their weekend doing intense intellectual labor because their child has the same passion as you, and, in many cases, they have it more stressful because they deem themselves inferior to tech judges that know their way around progressive debate. The least you can do is show some respect for them. Debate is fundamentally an activity of communication and you should be able to adapt to panels.

Here's my email: chazkinz [@] gmail [dot] com.

Here are my conflicts: Interlake, Sarasota, Oak Hall, Cypress Bay, Altamont, Valley, Newsome DB, Eagan AI, Brophy SA. I write for Champion Briefs and have worked at Samford and NSD Philly.

Please make sure that all of the highlighting in your speech docs is yellow. If you need to insert a rehighlighting of your opponent's ev, please do that in green. This is really important. If you don't know how to use the UniHighlight function on Verbatim, I'd be happy to show you!

Quick prefs: 1 - LARP, K; 2 - high theory; 3 - theory, phil; 4 - friv theory, tricks

Big things:

1/ Debate is a game that we play on the weekends with our friends. Whatever you like, I am here for it. I care about debate and I hope that you do too. Even if you're a terrible person in real life, at least be nice to me and your opponent during the round. Demonstrate that you enjoy being in the round and make an effort. Cut good, updated cards. Make smart arguments. Have a sense of humor. Please don't be a brick wall. Don't make me hate judging your round.

2/ The current norms surrounding card tagging in LD are absolutely abysmal. "Extinction" and "That's bad" are not tags. Those are just random words. A legit tag will outline the claim that the card makes and the warrants that it has in it. For example: "Nick Arozarena is a great guy - he's attractive, received a ton of Silver bids to the TOC in PF, and has a great sense of humor. That's Karcher in '18:"

3/ “Please do not spread out debaters who clearly can not spread. You can still win this way if you're really that much of a tryhard, but I will decimate your speaks because you're an asshole. Be considerate and inclusive.” -Sean Fahey

4/ "If you want to read a case full of analytic arguments that sounds like you are reciting the alphabet or practicing how to count please, for the love of god, strike me." -Daiya Massac

5/If you enter an image/chart/graphic into the round, I will not evaluate it unless you read alongside it a detailed description of the contents of the graphic in the same speech in which the graphic is presented.

6/ I default to ROJ > ROB; ROJ ≠ ROB; ROTB > theory; presume aff; comparative worlds; reps/pre-fiat impacts > everything else.

7/ Not a fan of frivolous theory but I will reluctantly vote on it. I think disclosure is a good thing for everyone, and am very comfortable voting on disclosure theory, as long as it doesn't get too frivolous.

8/ The 1AC should, at the very least, answer the resolutional question. I'm always willing to vote on FW; TVA's are persuasive; I think that out of round impacts (advocacy skills, movement building) are more convincing than in round impacts (procedural fairness, etc.), especially when answering micropolitical affs.

9/ I don't disclose speaks anymore. stop trying to break the bracket, relax, and enjoy your time at the tournament. that being said, i am partial to raising speaks if you bring me some form of caffeine to the round. also please flash all analytics, otherwise you run the risk of me not catching them. my flowing isn't the best these days. sorry.

K Debate

This is the type of debate in which I am most comfortable judging. Just explain your arguments well and don’t assume that I know everything that you are talking about.

You may find me to be particularly useful as your judge if your research involves authors including Marx, Deleuze and/or Guattari, Puar, Hardt and/or Negri, Jodi Dean, Butler, Baudrillard, Foucault, or Agamben.

LARP:

LARP is fun. I like DAs and well-thought-out plan affs. Tech over truth, unless I’m told to evaluate impacts differently.

A well-cut LARP strategy with good internal links, impact chains, and recent evidence will be rewarded with high speaker points.

Misc.

Trigger warnings are good.

If I laugh in between speeches or during cross-ex, I'm honestly probably looking at memes so don't think that I'm laughing at you.

Anything else, ask me before the round!

Policy----------------------X-----------------------K

K/Policy--X-------------------------------------------Theory/Phil

Tech---X-------------------------------------------Truth

Read no cards---------------------------------X--Read all the cards

Conditionality good------------X------------------Conditionality bad

States CP good---X-------------------------------States CP bad

Politics DA is a thing-X----------------------------Politics DA not a thing

UQ matters most------X--------------------------Link matters most

Fairness is a thing---------------X----------------Delgado 92

Try or die---------X--------------------------------What's the opposite of try or die

Not our Baudrillard------------------------------X- Yes your Baudrillard----------X-But also author indicts aren't legitimate sorry not sorry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Clarity--X-------------------------------------------Srsly who doesn't like clarity

Limits-------------------------X---------------------Aff ground

Presumption----X----------------------------------Never votes on presumption

Resting grumpy face---------X--------------------Grumpy face is your fault

Longer ev---------------------------------X--------More ev

Fiat solves circumvention---------------X---------LOL trump messes w/ ur aff

CX about impacts-----------------------------X---CX about links and solvency

Fiat double-bind-----X--------------------------------------literally any other arg

AT: -------------X------------------------------------------- A2:

AFF (acronym)------------------------------------------X- Aff (truncated word)

Practicing your ABC’s and 123’s in the 1AC------------------------------------------X-No trix pls

1AR should be a card wall------------X---------------------------------No 1AR cards

2NR should be a card wall--------------X--------------------------------No 2NR cards

Memes in speech doc--X-------------------------------------------I'm a boomer and wouldn't appreciate these

Speaker point fairy----------------------------------------------X--I start at 28 and go up from there

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Valley IntraSquad Online 5/1/2020 LD Finals Thomas Knudsen Michael Meng Aff Aff on a 7-0
Valley IntraSquad Online 5/1/2020 LD Semis Connor Fogarty Michael Meng Neg Neg on a 3-0
Valley IntraSquad Online 5/1/2020 LD R5 Michael Meng Connor Fogarty Neg
Valley IntraSquad Online 5/1/2020 LD R4 Samuel Gibson Caedmon Kline Aff
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R6 Harrison SN Durham JP Neg Neg on a 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R5 Lexington EL Montgomery CD Aff Aff on a 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R4 Damien ND Greenhill AZ Aff
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R3 Harrison GC Albuquerque SR Aff Aff on a 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin 4/13/2020 LDRR R1 Trinity Valley KK Isidore Newman JH Aff Aff on a 2-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD Triple Harker KM Dougherty Valley AGo Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R6 Dougherty Valley AGo Quarry Lane ZD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R6 Loyola BM Harker RT Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R5 Damien ND Dougherty Valley SB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R5 Brentwood DL Saratoga UK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R4 Harker AK Lincoln WG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R4 Brentwood SR Harker KMa Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R3 Brophy CT Harker PG Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R3 Harker AR NSU SF Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R2 Harker DS Golden State KM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R2 ModernBrain ML Dougherty Valley SK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R1 North Star IT Harker NA Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VLD R1 Loyola JC Harker AS Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD Octas Vestavia Hills RC Ardrey Kell GS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD Double Vestavia Hills RC Northview YS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD Triple Albuquerque SR Hickory Ridge SC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD R6 Asheville HR Apex Friendship SA Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD R6 Northwest Guilford MW Research Triangle SS Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LDRR R5 Isidore Newman JH Durham BD Neg Neg on a 2-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LDRR R4 H.B. Plant TK Montgomery CD Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD R3 Apex Friendship HR Northwest Guilford SK Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD R3 Douglas Byrd Senior JK William G. Enloe KH Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LDRR R2 Hill NL Research Triangle OS Aff Aff on a 2-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LDRR R1 Isidore Newman DA Durham BD Neg Neg on a 2-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD R1 NSU SF Cary AD Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/18/2020 LD R1 Cary CG Northview YS Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Semis American Heritage Boca/Delray NT American Heritage Plantation PB Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Quarte American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Pembroke Pines Charter MO Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Octas American Heritage Plantation AD Ft Lauderdale EP Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Octas Mountain Brook MC American Heritage Plantation PB Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD Double Lake Highland Prep KS American Heritage Plantation EM Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R6 Lake Highland Prep AS Pembroke Pines Charter JD Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R6 American Heritage Boca/Delray NS Ft Lauderdale MG Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R5 Pembroke Pines Charter MO American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Aff
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R5 Northeast SL American Heritage Plantation NR Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R4 American Heritage Plantation EM Cardinal Gibbons ZD Aff
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R4 Cooper City NR Pembroke Pines Charter AV Aff
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R3 American Heritage Plantation PG Cooper City DB Aff
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R3 Lake Highland Prep AV American Heritage Plantation SS Aff
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R2 Lake Highland Prep AC Pembroke Pines Charter SL Aff
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R2 Ft Lauderdale FE American Heritage Plantation PB Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R1 Dillard LF Ft Lauderdale EP Neg
The Sunvitational 1/10/2020 LD R1 Cardinal Gibbons RS King RV Aff
Lake Highland LD Round Robin 1/3/2020 LDRR R3 Lexington Evan Li East Harlem Independent Chase Earland Neg Neg on a 2-0
Sunshine State Showdown at UCF 10/5/2019 NOV R2 Central Florida LL Miami AB Aff
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R6 Baton Rouge EP Montgomery CJ Aff
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R3 Cypress Ranch MQ Durham BD Neg
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R2 Christopher Columbus PP Vestavia Hills JH Neg
The Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhib 9/27/2019 LD R1 Montgomery CD Baton Rouge KP Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R5 Crossings Christian CS Berkeley Prep SK Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD Finals Ewing/Fennell Andrea Reier GBrown Brett Fortier Aff Aff on a 4-1
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD Quarte GBrown Miles Gilberti Ewing/Fennell Isabella Souza Neg Neg on a 2-1
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R5 GBrown Brett Fortier GBrown Vikrant Maan Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R5 PZhou Lisa Guizatoullina GBrown Megan Chen Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R4 Ewing/Fennell Julia Fu GBrown Elvin Ko Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R4 Ewing/Fennell Parker Cohen Koh Gavin Chen Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R3 Stuckert Andrei Iosifescu Wadhwa Ryan Xue Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R3 Ewing/Fennell Veronica Tadross Koh Irene Kim Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R2 Ewing/Fennell Isabella Souza GBrown Nilay Patel Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R2 PZhou Samuel Hadiono GBrown Grace Zhao Aff
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R1 Stuckert Andrew Moon Koh Connor Fogarty Neg
NSD Philadelphia 2019 Camp Tournament 7/22/2019 LD R1 Stuckert Soojin Park PZhou Anthony Li Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD Qrtrs Hunter MN Newark Science OS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD Double Lake Highland Prep JW Hunter MN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R6 McMillen NG Newark Science OS Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R5 West Des Moines Valley LG Strake Jesuit BE Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R5 Morrison KC Stuyvesant CL Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Octafi Phillips Academy Andover TC Success Academy Manhattan CE Aff Neg on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Octafi St. Andrew's Episcopal IB West Broward EM Aff Aff on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Double Roslyn BL West Broward EM Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Double Lake Highland Prep JW Phillips Academy Andover TC Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Triple West Broward AC Freehold Township NL Aff Aff on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Triple Hunter NK Lake Highland Prep SS Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Ridge TN American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Ft Lauderdale ST Lake Highland Prep RG Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Lake Highland Prep AM West Broward EM Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Westview Independent RS Success Academy Manhattan BC Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Evanston Twp OJ Poly Prep Country Day DB Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Walt Whitman HW Phillips Academy Andover JJ Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Half Hollow Hills HS East MG Ft Lauderdale EP Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 New Trier TS Lake Highland Prep JD Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Brophy SA St Pius X Catholic JT Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 McClintock LK Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R6 Davidson Academy Of Nevada HK Rosemont NW Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R5 Berkeley Prep KZ Cypress Bay LR Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R4 Copper Hills LB Oakwood School - North Hollywood JS Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R3 SLC West SW Coronado LA Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R2 Univ Of Chicago Lab PL Taiwan Independent LL Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R1 West Des Moines Valley CK University Independent LL Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD RKR Success Academy Manhattan TR St. Andrew's Episcopal IB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD WAU Lake Travis BL William G. Enloe TG Neg Neg on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R6 McDowell SK Presentation MS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R6 Strake Jesuit BE Newark Science SB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R5 Lake Highland Prep PA BASIS Mesa AC Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R4 Bentonville LD DuPont Manual JX Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R4 Presentation IC Pinnacle KA Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R3 William G. Enloe TG Vestavia Hills RC Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R3 Troy LG Altamont IM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R2 Lovejoy CM William G. Enloe KH Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 LD R2 Lake Highland Prep SS Westlake EE Aff
Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/5/2019 SBF R3 Berkeley Prep ZS Univ Of Chicago Lab SW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Apple Valley BS Edina MK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Oakwood School - North Hollywood MC Appleton East TS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake AD William G. Enloe TG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Archbishop Mitty LK Union TR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Cabot LH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Success Academy Manhattan LD McMillen NG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Archbishop Mitty JP Success Academy Manhattan SB Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Anderson SJ Evanston Twp LT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 St. Andrew's Episcopal BM Harrison GC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Apple Valley SA Lake Highland Prep PA Neg
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 LD Semis West Broward EM Pembroke Pines Charter MO Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 LD Quar West Broward EM American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 LD Octo American Heritage Plantation PB Stoneman Douglas TH Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 LD R4 Ft Lauderdale EP West Broward CG Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 LD R4 Western DR Miramar CR Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 LD R2 Cooper City DB American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Neg
Florida Blue Key Round Robin 10/25/2018 LD RR Finals Oak Hall Kumail Zaidi American Heritage Plantation Peregrine Beckett Aff Aff on a 5-0
Florida Blue Key Round Robin 10/25/2018 LD RR R3 NSU Sebastian Frazier William G. Enloe Tej Gedela Neg Neg on a 2-0
Florida Blue Key Round Robin 10/25/2018 LD RR R2 Lake Highland Prep Madi Crowley American Heritage Plantation Peregrine Beckett Neg Neg on a 2-0
Florida Blue Key Round Robin 10/25/2018 LD RR R1 West Broward Amanda Ciocca NSU Sebastian Frazier Neg Neg on a 2-0
Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School 9/22/2018 PF R5 Brookwood GJ Sequoyah DM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School 9/22/2018 PF R4 Sequoyah FC Henry W Grady SR Aff
Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School 9/22/2018 PF R3 Henry W Grady PS Sequoyah MP Aff
Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School 9/22/2018 PF R2 Henry W Grady RT Santa Fe HS/Raider Debaters WG Neg
Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School 9/22/2018 PF R1 Henry W Grady PW Santa Fe HS/Raider Debaters FM Neg