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  1. I'm looking for a kritik of debating on paper. Something about how using paper instead of a computer kills trees and is bad for biodiversity. Does it even exist? I'll be willing to trade some neolib or Kappeler stuff for it. Thanks in advance.
  2. Where do I start reading queer theory? Not Edeleman/Reproductive Futurism but more of the critique of identity ptx. EDIT: Also, what about Puar?
  3. Lately, my team has been doing practice rounds to prep my partner and I for an upcoming tournament. All the varsity debaters on my team, however, don't debate in the same style that the people I hit usually do. One major difference is that 1) They run k's, and 2) They spread (irrelevant, but it helps describe what kind of people I hit.) So, most of the things I've been dropping to are K's. So how does one effectively respond to a K? How does one have offense to a K? I haven't run a K yet, but I know the parts to it; I would really like to run one (that isn't cap) at a circuit where the majority of the judges can comprehend K's (not UIL). Can someone also explain what "the story of the link" means? Also, theory. I could use some help with the gist of theory, too. Thank you in advance!
  4. EDIT: someone sent me a file, thx anyway
  5. raincan


    I've been hearing things through the grapevine about a code-switching critique. From what I can understand, it's using a combination of black vernacular and standard English to make the activity more appealing to minorities. Can anyone explain it a bit more or find a file on it?
  6. I need a general explanation of this K, conceptions, authors, alts, etc. As well as how to beat this K. (I am running a generic policy aff w/ no big stick impx) Also, will trade for a2 file for this K.
  7. How does one go about writing a critical affirmative?
  8. Does anyone have answers to Tuck and Yang or a good anti-blackness file with multiple authors? If so PM me and I will send a file from the college circuit.
  9. Could someone explain to me Heidegger's overall thesis? I've heard ArGogate has a pretty good explanation somewhere but the search bar is broken and I couldn't look it up. What articles/books do you start with if you want to get into this form of lit?
  10. I was wondering what kritiks you can run against critical affirmatives. This year the only off I had was Marx, Framework, and TVA, but then I ran into Marx affirmatives. I'm specifically looking for kritik ideas to run against cap and identity affirmatives.
  11. hey, does anyone have a copy of the infiltration kritik? or even just what lit i should read to write one? i would really really appreciate it!!
  12. osahoniyamu

    K affs?

    So I'm entering in my 3rd year in debate this year at a new school and I'm starting to look at some lit for the China topic this year and My question: Are there any K aff (or good affs if there aren't any good K affs) I can read for this year's resolution besides Model Minority Ks and such. I don't know how I'd be able to run any K topics without linking to arguments like the "Speaking for Others K." (I'm black). Any ideas? I'm down on cutting my own if there are none online where I can get cards from
  13. Anyone have generic evidence for a Lacan Aff case centered on utopianism and embracing the real OR more specifically links to race arguements - Psychoanalysis is racist - Utopianism is good to interrogate race - Race causes utopianism Will trade heavily, message for requests Thanks
  14. Hi Everyone! If you've seen much of my content you might know that I am the owner and Director of Debate at the Digital Debate Camp. We are an online camp that aims to replace the pedagogical function of the traditional camp structure by utilizing online education strategies. We function the same as a regular normal camp in theory - there are lectures, practice speeches, and tons of 1-on-1 instruction (but more on that later). While we can't quite recreate the special feeling of a summer immersed in debate surrounded by peers, we also know that access to a traditional camp is often far outside the means of most debaters. Because we can sidestep the fixed costs of housing etc. the Digital Debate Camp is priced at a modest $400. When I was in high school my family couldn't come close to affording a top camp without significant financial aid, and because we heavily privilege accessibility, we maintain an aggressive aid program with an enormous success rate. We don't think we can eclipse the formal camp structure, but we have a lot to offer. Our camp is quite long - we run from June 1st to August 1st. Second, we offer more 1-on-1 instruction than any other camp I know. Our instructors offer dozens of office hours a piece each week, ensuring someone will always be available when you are for practice speeches, argument development, file critique, or whatever else you may want out of an instructor. We instruct LD, PF, and Policy debate. We are also specially attuned to novice debate, from middle school on up. You can find out more at our new, updated website: www.digitaldebatecamp.com If you have any questions, I'd love to take them here, or you can contact me directly through our website. Note to mods: I've paid to advertise on the site every time I've been prompted. The website owner can feel free to take advertising fees for this summer from my residual evazon balance.
  15. hello experienced K debaters, I live in a very traditional-policy-orientated area, where most coaches will give you a look if you even have remote interest in a K thats not neolib or security. so I can't really get good help. I'm getting into this nuclear fetish K currently and the alt sucks so bad. it says to imagine the real by truly excepting the monstrosity of nuclear weapons. this is really easily subject to being perm-ed and just weak in general. I talked to a KU debate friend of mine and they told me to look at virilio/reza for some ideas but I still can't find an appropriate alt. I was originally thinking to use that thing from baudrillard where it says to reject all extinction level impacts bc controlling death -> zombification of life but idk if thats appropriate. someone please help!!!
  16. I'm looking for a general file of DnG fails, like generic advocacy/alternative stuff fails, e.g. becoming, rhizomes, nomadic thought, etc. I'm really just needing becoming answers right now, so if anyone has them I'd trade pretty heavy. EDIT: Also, if anyone has a defense of identity politics being good, or a general impact to their erasure via becoming, I'd trade for that as well.
  17. is disclosure k a legitimate argument// do people still run it also how far in advance of a tournament are you expected to upload aff cites
  18. How does security K propose we deal with threats if we don't securitize? for example, what should we do about terrorism just let them do whatever they want, or is there a way to deal with threats without falsely constructing them.
  19. julio


    Alright guys so for this year I want to run Nietzsche but I have no idea where to start with the reading if anyone could give me any advice I would be very grateful. I just want to commit to a couple arguments and want to have a deep understanding of them to run them consistently in debate tournaments. I don't have much experience in debate and don't really have anyone to help we have a sponsor but no coach to be honest. So if anyone could point me in the right direction with what arguments would be useful or beneficial or where to start with the Nietzsche that sounds like the most interesting to me it would be greatly appreciated.
  20. kylerbuckner


    Im looking to trade some files I have for some k's, preferably nothing from openev, anything from ecofem to schopenhauer Im open to it, just trying to trade broaden the backfiles..
  21. I'm not planning on it, but in the case that I do, how do rounds go where you read 1-off no case? I know that you should always engage the case, but I'm cutting a 1-Off strat for fun. How do you split the block? Are there any tips or tricks to it?
  22. HAM

    Floating PICs?

    So this year doing Kansas state 4-speak, we were running Venezuelan oil on aff. Where I am from, there isn't a lot of exposure to kritiks and advanced theory. Still, my partner and I are fairly well versed in K and CP theory, but apparently not well enough. The neg team that we hit ran cap, which, even with minimal k experience, I understood fairly proficiently. The k was pretty simple. It had an alt of distributionism, but not any isolated text or anything. So out of absolutely nowhere, the 2NC is telling the judges to pull the trigger on the "floating pic." This never came up in the 1N. I didn't flow it - neither did my partner. We were super confused, and when we asked the 2N what his floating pic meant, the kid just looked at the two experienced judges, they both nodded, and since they knew what it was, he just went on ranting about something else without answering. We lost, picking up the lay judge and dropping the 2 experienced judges - they voted on the pic... What did we lose on???
  23. My coach refuses to allow me to run k's, I understood that last year as a first year debater. But, as a 1st yr. I made it State Quarterfinals where I had absolutely no damn clue about what a kritik was and how to defend against one. My West Tx coach continues to prohibit even the slightest interest in K's, but they never go into our rounds. I'm thinking of defying my coach and learning how to run a K, but it seems like an extremely complicated concept. I'm having trouble understanding how they work, so can anyone give me a breakdown of how K's work, how to run one, and how to defend against a K? My coach really doesn't want to help on this end, and still refuses to believe that people run K's, I got beat last yr. at State by a K, thus the interest in learning how to run one. So, can somebody please help me?
  24. I was wondering if there is currently a K that combines the ideas of both Baudrillard and Zizek since they speak of hyperreality and fantasy respectively. Pretty much what I want the K to be is that we can't solve anything because of the whole hyperreality bs AND that we are trapped in a fantasy of sorts.
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