Wow...I went to find the old thread on Kritiks, and found out it had been archived...I feel olldddd.
What do you guys think of K's?
I personally find them enjoyable. Maybe I'm a little frivolous in my usage, but I've found them to be fun to debate.
Also, you can try a slightly different tack for some K's, and just run them as DA's which might
Should they be used?
Like any argument, the answer is, "maybe." It will depend on 1) Its strategic viability, 2) Your own comfort level, 3) The Round. It's really
subjective, and you'll have to judge this for yourself each round when it's a possibility.
If I choose to run a few am I doomed to lose all communication with the judge?
No. Failed communication is not the fault of the Kritik, it's the fault of its presentation and argumentation through the round. In other words, you.
We run K's against about 4 cases and on one of them the judge didn't vote for us because "I do not like Kritiks."
Don't let one judge's opinion about a certain argument stop you from running it for other judges. Also, I had a judge once that hated
Topicality and hated
anything to do with theory. What did we run? Yeah, pretty much nothing but topicality and theory. (of course, we didn't know she didn't like it until after the round) We won. Why? Because we were "more persuasive." So it is definitely feasible to win on an argument the judge doesn't like.
Go forth and convert the non-believers!
Is this expected or was that simply a subjective statement? Completely
subjective. Instead of forgetting Kritiks, think about how you can make a judge that doesn't like Kritiks, like them. Change their viewpoint on Kritiks, by running an amazing one.
Hm. Eminem/MNM would mean Delta F_C... oF course