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A novice to the world potentially pissing off the initiated Jun. 2nd, 2004 @ 03:02 pm
falconrath
Hi.

I'm Falconrath, a novice Debator. I know it's a little late in the game for this, but I have a question.
What the heck are these Debate camps I've heard about? What goes on there?

Anyone heading that way to those camps?
I'd say which team I was on, but I'm a paranoid little novice. I'll just say it's one of the teams in L.A

almost forgot:
Band: Andrew W.K
Movie: Saved!
Ice Cream: Just Chocolate

Hello everyone... Apr. 13th, 2004 @ 04:27 pm
square_pancake
Well, I'm in withdrawal from parli for the year, so I was hoping this would help ease the transition :-P

Band: Story of the Year
Film: A Time for Drunken Horses
Book: The Hidden Connections : A Science for Sustainable Living

Apr. 8th, 2004 @ 12:19 pm
senatr7
It's good to see that there is finally a place for NPDA folk to congregate on lj. For a long time, we were scattered about the place.

Band: Guster
Film: The Goonies
Book: Little Children: A Novel

I debated at two schools during my parli career, but I'm all done now.

just joined... Mar. 26th, 2004 @ 01:01 pm
gigglingfox
i just happened upon this community and i had to join. I'm Simone and this is my first year ever doing parli. I compete for Palomar College out of San Marcos, CA. My required suggestions are as follows:
NOFX
Billy Madison
Mint Chocolate Chip

Unfortunately, our team isn't going to NPDAs this year due to an exucutive decision, but hopefully i'll be there next year. good times. i hope this was a decent 1st entry.

with that, i leave you...
Current Mood: nerdy

i'm a novice here Mar. 16th, 2004 @ 09:19 am
bobbka
hi all.
according to the Fourth Rule please know the following :)
My name is Oleksiy Yatsenko (simply - Alex). i live in Kiev, Ukraine (Eastern Europe). i'm debater. i used to debate in my university. Actually now i'm former dabater but still i'm involved in this activity in my country and participated in national tournaments. NPDA is quite popular name and i'd like to join your group.

a-hm.... band and film...O.K. here you are.
Film - "La charme discret de la bourgeoisie", band - the Cure.
Ice cream - vanilla... i guess
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
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» (No Subject)
Ah. Well, here I am. My name is Aaron Hammonds and I'm a freshman parli debater for Webster University in St. Louis, MO. I'll save all the other information for when you start prying it out of me.

Band: Barenaked Ladies
Film: Primal Fear

Ice Cream: Neopalatin. C'mon, its three in one!
» (No Subject)
If you are a part of www.nationstates.net There is a region called NPDA. The password to join the region is: debate

Hope to see you there.

Will
APU
» coolness!
you should all go to www.nationstates.net
you get to run your own country!!!!
» Yeah Northridge
This was a really great tourney. I felt like it was the first time that I didn't have something to bitch about. Usually, I find something wrong with some one or som circumstance or some decision or some ballot. This time, I have nothing to say. I felt like my feedback was all fair, all critical, and all helpful. Ryan and I didn't do very well at the tournament, but we learned a TON from it, which is what really matters. Who says debate isn't educational!!! I also got some bad ass (meaning awesome) feedback from my critics in I.E.'s. Seems like I have a lot of revamping to do. Wow, things outside of the northwest are so much more educational and critical. I like that. I hope my coaches don't feel like they wasted the school's money (I didn't break in anything :( ) because i feel like all the stuff i leanred was worth the visit. Whoot. Well, that's all i have to say about that.
» subjectivity. good? or bad?
This weekend at Pacific U. has been fun. Whoot! Ryan and I broke to octos, but dropped on a really unfavorable. Our opponents recognized they lost on the flow. But hey, appearantly a plan with no enforcement, no guarantee, no agent of action, turned contentions that went unrefuted, no advantages or impacts can win, even with 4 D.A.s and a kritik. I had straight 1's in preliminary rounds with my ADS, but took 1,5,5 in finals because two of the judges didn't like the subject matter. Sometimes I am just really annoyed by the subjectivity of this activity. It drives me NUTS. At the same time, it allows for diversity of ideas and the ever-often referenced "market place of ideas". Geh. SO frustrating. Anyway. Ryan and I are hoping that our coaches will take us to Northridge, so long as it's not on fire, though I don't think it will be. It would be nice to get out of the PAC NW for a little bit, if even just a weekend. Anyway. That's enough of a rant for me right now. I think I am done being angry.
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