Welcome to the blog of 2012's novice Lincoln Douglas debate's North Carolina state champion.
Which affects absolutely nothing other than me and my team's happiness and ego.
But really this entire weekend was essentially the greatest of my life. Tournaments are over for the year, though, so now I'm sad. Not so much for the end of the debate season as for the end of the Spending Entire Weekends With My Team.
Plans for next year include training up the best bunch of novices the world has ever seen, going to even more tournaments, and hopefully starting an Ethics Bowl team as well (which is a goal that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I have a lot of friends who do Ethics Bowl, or the fact that I want to crush their teams, or the fact that some of them have a vendetta against debate. None of those things have the slightest bit of impact on my enthusiasm for this idea).
Summer plans include stalking university libraries for philosophy books and possibly going to debate camp with one of my favorite people. I am excited.
Highlights From Tournament:
Opponent: "My opponent is human and humans are not perfect therefore her argument is flawed and you should vote Aff."
Both me and the other Olivia on the team getting called communists independently of each other.
Certain members of my team singing Eye of the Tiger behind me as we walked to finals.
The rest of my team showing up for finals as my Highly Impressive and Amazing Entourage, compared to my opponent's measly self-styled mini-posse.