best defense is a good offense

Remember this key phrase: That’s not my Shinigami. Together we’ll prove the ancient truth: that the best defense is a good offense. Where’d the Shinigami come from? The zoo! And you can bet we’re gonna sue the bars off of them. What were you doing buying 80 lbs. of apples every week? Wow, L haven’t you ever heard of a diet?
—  Team Kira Defense Strategy

Tropius doesn’t exactly fit in very well. On one hand, its typing allows it to check threats like Sawk, Golurk, and Samurott, its movepool is gigantic, and it has access to three good abilities. On the other end, its typing also leaves it very vulnerable, and its SPD is rather lackluster, hindering any chances to go strictly offensive or defensive. The best bet Tropius has to reserve a spot on a team is to take advantage of specific moves. Supporting the party with Leech Seed, Tropius forces the opponent to make switches. Substitute lets it wall many Pokemon by rinsing and repeating a played-out strategy. This is possible because its ability Harvest grants Tropius extra recovery Sitrus Berries. Protect is another option to stall and gain more chances to regain HP. However, Toxic can be used to dispose of the foe more quickly. In addition, one of the greatest reasons to use Tropius over other users is its typing, which allows Tropius to threaten Grass-types attempting to absorb Leech Seed with Air Slash. Entry hazard support is also very important: Toxic Spikes from Roselia or Garbodor is the most crucial because it limits the amount of times a PKMN can stay in on Tropius, allowing it to safely use Substitute more often. Lastly, good offensive partners are Swellow, Braviary, and Charizard, which can all eliminate the Grass-type competition that tend to annoy Tropius. Happy Pokemonday!

Brazilian, by Khalil Canabarro.

aquilacor asked:

"This is your bright idea?"

Sarcasm Meme

        “Well, yeah. ‘Cause you all decided it’s a great fucking idea to put
        the teenager in charge so shut the fuck up and put the fuck up with
        it ‘cause you guys made your choice and there aren’t any takesies
        backsies in saving the world, yeah? If you have a problem go find
        someone else to be your glowy savior because I didn’t ask to be, okay?!”

anonymous asked:

liam's decent at soccer i think and he can surf though that isn't really a sport...i read a fic where he was like the best college football player in the country so in my mind he's good at american football

yeah im p sure i just read that one if it’s ziam but yeah maybe he’s good at defense… like a smaller linebacker but i have an issue seeing him play any offensive sport now

thisaintfayou replied to your post:I hate that Odell and Dez are in the NFC East…….

Lol its going to be a show. Giants vs Cowboys for the east title (I wanna say Philly but we’ll see how things play out)

I think it will be a 3 team race. Eagles have the best defense in the division and probably the best running game. If Bradford stays healthy we will definitely be a good team. I see the Giants doing better in year 2 of their new offense under McAdoo. JPP was killing it towards the end of the season and Landon Collins should be a guy who can contribute day 1 to that defense esp against the run. Giants have also been the most injured team in the league the past 2 years so eventually that has to change I would think.

strategisthatsumi asked:

☭ Let's have some fun.

Battle intro:“So is the best offense a good defense or is the best defense a good offense?”

Victory:“You know you gotta act along with plan right?”

Defeat:“Owww, well good strategy there.”

Assist:“Two minds better than one here?”

Taunt:“Wow you can actually fight? Thought you just cried behind the lines and planned.”

Reacting to Taunt:“How long did you have to plan that one?”

Flee:“IT’S A LEGITIMATE STRATEGY.”

Reaction to Flee: “Do you retreat in all of your strategies?”

Tie:“Lets settle this with a game.”

Perfect Victory:“Hah, dude you really need to work on the whole.. Functionality part of your plans.”

Finishing Move:“Betcha didn’t plan for this!”

throughtheparadox asked:

For the ask thing...7, 8, 36, 76, 91, 99 :)))

  • 7: What’s your strangest talent?

Hmm. Well, I can bend the first digits of my fingers independently, and I think that’s pretty weird. (Ha! I bet none of you can do it!)

  • 8: Girls… (finish the sentence); Boys… (finish the sentence)

Girls need to stop tearing each other down and instead be kind and build each other up, which I think they’d find they’re good at. They need to stop worrying what the world think of them, and they need to know what they believe. They need to be prepared to work through the obstacles that the world has set up for them, and they need to know that their best defense if offense.
Boys need to learn from an early age to respect everyone and give people space. I would say that they need to find the self-romanticizing that girls have, not in an “I am God and all shall bow before me” way but in a, “I have worth and can live within my own boundaries” kind of way. They need to stop making man-centered things just because women have also done the thing. And for heavens sake, stop saying “I’m here for my sister/girlfriend/mother I’m not gay” when you go someplace even remotely feminine. If you want a frickin’ lavender scented bath bomb, go and frickin’ get it.
Final Note: Fuck gender roles. Throw them out the window. Do what you want.

  • 36: Define Art.

A creation that is pleasing or interesting to look at. Generally must require talent. 

  • 76: In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?

Trust, communication, openness, common beliefs and a base of friendship. 

  • 91: You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?

TELEPORTATION, BITCH

  • 99: If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?

Two things from two separate previous posts that are totally relevant.

1: Listen up. The world’s a messed up, kind of horrible place, i know.Keep your head up. Look for the good things. Definitely don’t kill yourself; you will always realize it was the best choice when you don’t.Try to make the world a better place. Smile at strangers. Give to charity, if you can. Help others out. Be compassionate, and never let hardships take away your empathy. Be kind. Stand up for yourself and others. Support the causes you care about. Find people innocent until proven guilty and not the other way around. Don’t forget that everyone has a life and troubles. And never, ever be rude to the servers at a restaurant or store. Don’t be racist. Love is love; if you don’t approve of someone’s choices, guess what? IT’S THEIR CHOICE. So keep it to yourself. Don’t road rage, it will make nothing better. Take anger out on a pillow, not on your significant other. People can dress how they want. Stop judging them by their clothes; just because they’re wearing a grungy plaid shirt doesn’t  mean they’re delinquents, and just because they’re wearing pink doesn’t mean they’re a) gay or b) weak. Feminism =/= misandry. Men and white and straight people have rights too. Music does soothe the savage beast, so grab some Enya and some FOB and shut up. Write stuff rather than saying it; you can diss your parents all you want in your diary, and it won’t hurt anyone. Plus you can burn it years later an no one will know what a dork you were. Gender is relative. Again, it’s their business; don’t misgender them on purpose, and call them by their pronouns. Everyone deserves a basic level of respect- keep it. Treat kids nicely. Old people are people too, no matter how grumpy or repetitive they are. Treat them well and don’t act like they have the mental level of a 2-year-old. Forget haters. High school won’t last forever. Neither does college. Respect people’s religions. Don’t shove yours in their faces. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. Stereotypes are dumb. Rape is not the victim’s fault. And Harry Potter is not blasphemy.  Basically, don’t be a dickwad, and don’t let disorders or disabilities hold you back. No one owns you, but you.

2: Don’t be assholes. Healthcare is good. There are more than 2 genders.You’re entitled to your opinion, but don’t mistreat genderqueer or non-heterosexual people just because you don’t agree with their lifestyle. Rich people, for the love of all that is holy, do good with your money. Having 19 bathrooms does nothing for anyone. Not even you can use 19 bathrooms at once. Everyone is equal, stop oppressing people who aren’t like you. White =/= good.“Christian” =/= good. Let people live their lives, if they want to marry a girl or if their skin is a different shade or if they wear a hijab- these literally do not affect you at all. Mental illness is a thing. Having a disorder does not make you weak. Having a disability does not make you worthless. Everyone is beautiful. Love your fucking self, stop talking yourself down. Women are just as smart, important, and capable as men- get your head in the game, your country is not going to fall to shambles because a woman is president. Stop being so fucking selfish and stuck up. Immigration is completely fine and natural, get over yourselves. Teenage boys- wear deodorant. Please. Rape is a serious problem, and literally nothing and no one is “asking for it”. Keep it in your pants. It is never okay to rape someone. Don’t fucking call transgender people “it”. No one should bow down to anyone. Absolute power is not anything anyone should have. Have you seen the Lord Of The Rings? You know how the guy in the beginning doesn’t throw the ring in mount doom in the first place and stop all the bad stuff from happening later on? Yeah, power is not a good thing.
That’s just the start of what I would say. I’m sure there’s much more.

Thank you! This was fun. u-u

anonymous asked:

That article is so full of logical fallacies. Being prolific in goals doesn't necessarily mean good hockey, like being a defensive minded team isn't necessarily boring. Not going too far back: Flyers/Pens 1st round, 2012. Both offensive minded teams, both allowed many goals, both had a lacking defence. Was it fun to watch? Maybe for someone who had never watched NHL hockey before. IMO the best, most intense games are those that go to OT/2OT/3OT. A 2-1 that is fought til the very last second.

exactly!!! but it seems they don’t like to see two outstanding goaltenders battle it out or see teams working to get that game winning goal. OT might be stressful but it is extremely entertaining and I would always chose to see that over anything else

How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews

How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing

You know the old saying – “the best defense is a good offense” – well, turns out that’s true when it comes to your online reputation as well.

Hopefully, this has never happened to you, but all it takes is one unfortunate situation with a customer or one disgruntled employee to wreak havoc on your business. See, today when someone wants to check you out, they ask their friends and then turn to Google – even when their friend says you’re the best.

So what happens when they type your name into a search engine and sure enough listing number one is your website, but somewhere down around listing four or five there’s a nasty review or a blog post dedicated to your suckiness.

Pretty much anyone, for any reason, can publish indexable information about your business and, while I’m not suggesting you hide your flaws, I am suggesting you not let them define your good work.

I’ve been suggesting this very tactic since about 2006 and it’s still just as valid. When someone goes and searches for your company why not work to make the first ten or twenty listings they find real estate that you control?

And the good news is that it’s not really that hard. Sure, you have to put in a little work, but the rewards and potential risk you avert are well worth it.

Here’s the deal – Google loves social networks. They love some over others, but claiming, linking to and promoting your company social media profiles is a great start to your reputation offense.

I have a number of websites that I use for my business and also have other branded assets such as a podcast and books, but still a search on Google for the term Duct Tape Marketing turns up my company Facebook page, Twitter page, LinkedIn page, Wikipedia page, Instagram page, YouTube channel, Google+ page and even a CrunchBase profile – all on the first two pages.

Even a search on my name turns up half a dozen properties that I control, including personal profiles on many of the networks mentioned above.

When someone asks me if they really need to be on all of these networks, or if they need to guest blog and create Tumblr pages and submit their podcast to Stitchter I say, maybe you don’t need to be in all of these places to survive, but your reputation may need you to build brand assets in all of these places in order to thrive.

Again, the point is not to mask shoddy work, it’s to make sure that one bad experience or unreasonable customer doesn’t control what the world gets to see.

Related posts:

  1. Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge I’ve suggested often that reviews in your Google Places and…
  2. Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy Google has the money, resources and clout to compete in…
  3. Making Local Reviews Part of the Content Strategy Reviews from customers must be seen as an important part…


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How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews

How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews

You know the old saying – “the best defense is a good offense” – well, turns out that’s true when it comes to your online reputation as well.

Hopefully, this has never happened to you, but all it takes is one unfortunate situation with a customer or one disgruntled employee to wreak havoc on your business. See, today when someone wants to check you out, they ask their friends and then turn to…

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How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews: How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing

You know the old saying – “the best defense is a good offense” – well, turns out that’s true when it comes to your online reputation as well.

Hopefully, this has never happened to you, but all it takes is one unfortunate situation with a customer or one disgruntled employee to wreak havoc on your business. See, today when someone wants to check you out, they ask their friends and then turn to Google – even when their friend says you’re the best.

So what happens when they type your name into a search engine and sure enough listing number one is your website, but somewhere down around listing four or five there’s a nasty review or a blog post dedicated to your suckiness.

Pretty much anyone, for any reason, can publish indexable information about your business and, while I’m not suggesting you hide your flaws, I am suggesting you not let them define your good work.

I’ve been suggesting this very tactic since about 2006 and it’s still just as valid. When someone goes and searches for your company why not work to make the first ten or twenty listings they find real estate that you control?

And the good news is that it’s not really that hard. Sure, you have to put in a little work, but the rewards and potential risk you avert are well worth it.

Here’s the deal – Google loves social networks. They love some over others, but claiming, linking to and promoting your company social media profiles is a great start to your reputation offense.

I have a number of websites that I use for my business and also have other branded assets such as a podcast and books, but still a search on Google for the term Duct Tape Marketing turns up my company Facebook page, Twitter page, LinkedIn page, Wikipedia page, Instagram page, YouTube channel, Google+ page and even a CrunchBase profile – all on the first two pages.

Even a search on my name turns up half a dozen properties that I control, including personal profiles on many of the networks mentioned above.

When someone asks me if they really need to be on all of these networks, or if they need to guest blog and create Tumblr pages and submit their podcast to Stitchter I say, maybe you don’t need to be in all of these places to survive, but your reputation may need you to build brand assets in all of these places in order to thrive.

Again, the point is not to mask shoddy work, it’s to make sure that one bad experience or unreasonable customer doesn’t control what the world gets to see. Related posts:

* Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge I’ve suggested often that reviews in your Google Places and…
* Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy Google has the money, resources and clout to compete in…
* Making Local Reviews Part of the Content Strategy Reviews from customers must be seen as an important part… http://j.mp/1Akbl37

How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews

How to Outrank Your Bad Reviews written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing

You know the old saying – “the best defense is a good offense” – well, turns out that’s true when it comes to your online reputation as well.

Hopefully, this has never happened to you, but all it takes is one unfortunate situation with a customer or one disgruntled employee to wreak havoc on your business. See, today when someone wants to check you out, they ask their friends and then turn to Google – even when their friend says you’re the best.

So what happens when they type your name into a search engine and sure enough listing number one is your website, but somewhere down around listing four or five there’s a nasty review or a blog post dedicated to your suckiness.

Pretty much anyone, for any reason, can publish indexable information about your business and, while I’m not suggesting you hide your flaws, I am suggesting you not let them define your good work.

I’ve been suggesting this very tactic since about 2006 and it’s still just as valid. When someone goes and searches for your company why not work to make the first ten or twenty listings they find real estate that you control?

And the good news is that it’s not really that hard. Sure, you have to put in a little work, but the rewards and potential risk you avert are well worth it.

Here’s the deal – Google loves social networks. They love some over others, but claiming, linking to and promoting your company social media profiles is a great start to your reputation offense.

I have a number of websites that I use for my business and also have other branded assets such as a podcast and books, but still a search on Google for the term Duct Tape Marketing turns up my company Facebook page, Twitter page, LinkedIn page, Wikipedia page, Instagram page, YouTube channel, Google+ page and even a CrunchBase profile – all on the first two pages.

Even a search on my name turns up half a dozen properties that I control, including personal profiles on many of the networks mentioned above.

When someone asks me if they really need to be on all of these networks, or if they need to guest blog and create Tumblr pages and submit their podcast to Stitchter I say, maybe you don’t need to be in all of these places to survive, but your reputation may need you to build brand assets in all of these places in order to thrive.

Again, the point is not to mask shoddy work, it’s to make sure that one bad experience or unreasonable customer doesn’t control what the world gets to see.

Related posts:

  1. Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge I’ve suggested often that reviews in your Google Places and…
  2. Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy Google has the money, resources and clout to compete in…
  3. Making Local Reviews Part of the Content Strategy Reviews from customers must be seen as an important part…

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How to Avoid Being "Catfished" While Online Dating

Online dating can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a playground for identity thieves, hackers, and other nasty people. Here are the tell-tale signs of a catfish—or someone online who’s pretending to be someone they are not—and how best to approach the people you meet online that seem a little fishy.

Do Your Research and Look for Red Flags

As soon as someone contacts you, your best bet is to do a little investigation. It might seem a little creepy, but you have to take care of yourself first. A good offense will be your best defense. Check out their dating profile and make sure it looks like someone spent time on it. Google their name and check if they have social media accounts or anything else that suggests they are a real person.

With a little observation you can spot a lot of the most obvious red flags:

  • They don’t have any social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Or, by contrast, they have more than one profile on each service.
  • They have exceptionally low friend counts on their social media accounts.
  • Their photos are only of them in modeling-type shots and not of activities.
  • Their photos do not include other people like family or friends.
  • There are no tags for any of their photos.
  • Constant plays for your sympathy and asking for help.
  • They contact you out of the blue outside of your online dating service.
  • They declare their love for you quickly and before you’ve met in person.

Google reverse image search is your best friend when it comes to quick and easy background checks. Right-click their photos, copy the URL, and paste in the box at images.google.com (In Google Chrome you can just right-click the image and do the search from there). If their photos match up with profiles of people with a different name, that’s a major red flag.

It’s important to look at the text in their profiles too. Start by scanning for constant spelling and grammar mistakes. A few mistakes is normal, but if it’s obvious they aren’t grasping the language at all, warning bells should be ringing. If the spelling and grammar checks out, but something still doesn’t feel right, use Google search again:

  • Copy some sentences from their self-summaries, bios, or other profile specifics.
  • Then paste them in a Google search to see if multiple profiles come up.

The Dr. Phil web site suggests that some scammers will use the same information for multiple profiles instead of taking the time to create something new. Or they may have copied somebody’s real profile. If you see the exact same phrases and sentences popping up in multiple profiles, you’re probably better off backing away (especially if the duplicates are all on the same site).

Ask for a Face-to-Face Meeting Sooner Rather Than Later

If things seem to be going well during your chats, don’t hesitate to ask if they want to video chat or meet up in person. If they aren’t interested in any face-to-face interaction, but want to keep “learning more about you,” it’s not a good sign. Nev Schulman, the host and co-creater of Catfish: The TV Show on MTV, explains how asking to meet up can help you avoid a common trap:

If you don’t meet up with them in person relatively quickly and it turns into an online relationship rather than meeting on the internet then an in-person relationship, you kind of have to start to step back and say “Okay, wait a second, I’ve asked about meeting up, I’ve asked about video chatting, it hasn’t happened yet… How much am I going to let my emotions get involved with this person who I don’t know yet?

It’s easy to get fooled into thinking you have an intimate relationship because you’re probably messaging, texting, and emailing them constantly. You might feel connected to them, but you still don’t really know who you are connected to (or if they are even real). You don’t necessarily want to open your initial conversation by suggesting to meet up, but if it feels right, sooner is better than later. Setting up a coffee date within the first week of talking with them is totally acceptable if they seem to be into it. It could be even faster if you’re both on board. If your chats go on for a few weeks, however, and there’s no chance for a meetup in sight, something isn’t right.

Keep a Level Head and Protect Your Private Information

As exciting as it can be to hear from someone through your dating service of choice, it’s important you don’t ditch the simple logic that would normally keep you safe online. Looking for love can do funny things to your head, and it’s easy to have your judgement clouded when someone shows their interest in you. As computer forensic professor Jonathan Rajewski explains, they’re should be treated like anyone else you’ve just met:

If you were approached at the store by a complete stranger, would you start a meaningful relationship with them? Would you want your real-life friends to know that you associate with strangers? If you answered “no” then why would you do so online? STRANGER DANGER! If our children understand it, why can’t we?

They are a stranger and should be treated as such. It’s also important you keep your private information to yourself. Make sure your information on social networks isn’t out in the open for anyone to see, and don’t give away any information that could lead to your identity being stolen.

A catfish likes to ask a lot of questions to try and learn about you, but they won’t give up very much information about themselves. Don’t be afraid to fire questions back. If they seem suspicious, ask questions that might give them away. If they say that they live nearby, ask them about local landmarks. If they comment on how much they like the things you talk about, dig a little deeper. Not everyone online is out to get you, but if you see the warning signs, you need to get those shields up.

Lastly, be honest with yourself to keep those blinders away. As the staff at eHarmony explains, if something seems way too good to be true, it probably is:

People can create dream personas online. If your virtual date is a model-slash-anything, boasts about his Lamborghini and claims to have invented a bionic prosthesis, he’s probably lying — if “he” even is a he. If anything sounds strange or unbelievable, ask questions. If the person is defensive, you’re likely on to something.

Go with your gut and trust your instincts. You can probably tell when someone is trying to pull a fast one on you in real life, and the internet is no different.

Illustration by Olga Kuevda (Shutterstock), image remixed by Nick Criscuolo.



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