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  1. I think it's just here, because in Botswana lots of girls did debate too, and I recall a decent turnout of girls at the World Championship. I miss competition, it was so much fun. In college, debate competitions are few and far between. And usually turn into hook-up sessions.
    And omg, I started out as a sucky reserve too, in fact I wasn't even a reserve I was like...a bag handler, the coach only let me go because I cried (pathetic, I know), and when I left, I was second place in Botswana - granted, the English speaking, let alone debating population is rather small. Debate can be cruel. Very cruel. Good luck in the Finals, you should totally try the stare-down method. It's creepy and intimidating, throws your opponent off their game.
  2. Really, when I was organising a competition between myself and a nearby girls school they had a way bigger turn out. But then I probably actually advertised it was happening better in their school. Well in the English Speaking Union I only made it to the second round of four because we were reserve team to go through against the one that actually won the competition (which contained one of the guys who won a separate competition for individual debater). I didn't whine about the competition or the fact that we had nothing to respond against because a swing team was put as our opponents that knew nothing of the issue we were meant to be debating. I fought on to reserve in that round (despite it being the second time I'd ever debated [the first was the round before]) and we're coming back and aiming for the National Finals this year.
  3. Oh, please. You know the Glass Ceiling? There's a 100ft one in debate, because for every 25 guy debaters, there's 1 girl. There've been times someone snickered at my voice. So it took the brass cojones only a hard-ass Communist like me's got, to get my team to 2nd place in the State. With a funny accent to boot. And Texas is big.

    I don't whine about being a chick. I grow an effing pair.
  4. Pah my debate club owns. And I founded it. We have to do it at lunch time. My procedure for securing a room is tell the teacher in charge of that department the day before that 30 guys are going to turn up to debate in room X, then say thanks for letting us use the room. I forced everyone in both boarding houses under 14 to take part in my chorus for house elocution last year and numerous sporadically chosen besides. People like me end up leading because we know how to work people. We know how to make them do what we like.

    And that's why you'll fail
  5. It is fun, it made boarding school a little more bearable. The universe has a way of self-correcting (yes, that was a Lost line) -- crazy control-freak, power hungry people like me don't get to be leaders...When I was Debate Club president I nearly got impeached for making everyone stay in school until 9 PM. But since you're nice and helpful and normal, well everybody just wants you lead. Why?

    Because you're just not hardcore enough. And that's why I'm going to take down The Man.
  6. It is a pretty fun system. It really should be more wide-spread IMO. The competitions always make for good fun and en mass participation. It seems I keep falling in to leadership roles out of sheer willingness to help out. It comes back to bite me in the ass when I look at my calendar containing everything I have to do and think how on earth I can fit so much ink on so little space.

    Pfft, silly socialists and their anti-authoritarian ways...
  7. It took me a while to get that, I had to de-Americanize my mind...I forgot all about houses. I never had the leadership ability sadly, although I was a monitor, albeit a sucky, push-over one. Good grief, how do you do all that?

    Ugh, you're The Man now, Eliot. We can no longer fraternize, it's my life's work to stick it to The Man.
  8. Well... when I say in charge of it I mean I'm in charge of a house that has to enter an orchestra. It's a big house music competition and I'm head of one of the houses thus I have to make sure it's all running swimmingly. The guy who's doing the actual conducting and organisation of the piece is someone who has far more musical talent than I.

    Hell yeah, I am part of the authority now. You better keep an eye on what you say
  9. lol, I totally get being busy. Orchestra is cool, I played the viola. Never been in charge of one though, that's pretty spankin' cool, good luck with it. I noticed your name is red now too. Guess I can't be bad around you anymore, huh?
  10. I regard within the correct fortnight excellent timing for me nowadays. I've been in charge of an orchestra and its conductor that's performing on thursday who's first full runthrough of their piece was today... I really should've attended more of their practices.

    But hey my choir and soloists (except for the one that broke his finger) are doing alright.
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