Paprika – A thoughtful afterword

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Paprika is the type of movie most people would watch and go, “…huh?” It seems like a messy and convoluted movie at first glance, with bright colors and scenes that make less and less sense as the story trudges forward. But if one dares to peer into the eye of the storm, what they would find is ultimately – a layered but masterfully crafted story. Continue reading “Paprika – A thoughtful afterword”

Overlord – The undead can be badass too!

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I like it when a show surprises me. That feeling when you watch episode after episode of quality stuff is one of the things that define a great series for me, but finding shows like that are more of an exception than the norm.

But…if you do eventually find one, it makes the experience all the more amazing. Continue reading “Overlord – The undead can be badass too!”

Finally solved my horrible windows 10 .Net 3.5 error

God sometimes I hate trying new things. Windows 10 has so many bugs that its not even funny… But that aside, I finally managed to find a fix for the ridiculous error where .Net 3.5 can’t be installed. And if you game, you’d know that some games require it so if you can’t get it to work on your PC you’re basically fucked.

I managed to get it to download AND install properly after a week of googling and tearing my head out. Keep in mind that it may not work, but it doesn’t hurt to give it a try.

1. Uninstall Windows Update KB3199986

Go to programs and feature and click ‘View Installed updates‘ which can be found on the left. A list of installed windows updates should pop up. Scroll through the list or just search for KB3199986.

Click it. And then click uninstall, which will appear right beside the ‘organize’ button.

Keep in mind, the process will take quite some time, so don’t be alarmed if you see the progress bar getting stuck several times.

2. Restart your computer

Once you’ve uninstalled the windows update, restart your computer. It will take quite awhile so again, don’t worry. Wait until it turns on and proceed to the next step.

3. Go to windows update and download the latest update.

I hear cries of “wait, wut??” but trust me, just do this. This was what I did, and i guess reinstalling the update fixed the bug by itself. Wait for the update to finish downloading and then restart the computer again.

4. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Find and download the .Net Framework as stated above. Link is here. I’ve tried installing other similar .net frameworks but funnily enough, this one managed to install – thus ending my problems. Make sure it is service pack 1 and not the standalone .Net 3.5.

Well, that’s all I did. I hope this works for anyone having the same problems. And Microsoft, please fix your shit. Now if you’d excuse me, I’ll be playing Paladins now.

Why you should read: Assassination Classroom

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Koro-sensei, the alien who will destroy the earth and your feels

Assassination Classroom is one of the best manga I’ve ever read. When you read the summary, the premise itself seems absurd. Is absurd. But the execution is brilliant and tells a story I never knew I wanted. I mean, an all-powerful alien that can destroy the earth becoming a teacher for a class full of misfits? Who thinks this stuff up?

In response to my skepticism, the universe delivers– giving my initial doubts a huge stinking finger in the process– because when you start reading Assassination Classroom, you realize that this manga is pretty damn awesome.

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Story wise, Assassination classroom is unmatched. While there were several ‘filler’ chapters those were few and far between. I would even go as far as to say that 95% of the manga is dedicated to plot building, character progression and such as such. Something I found really interesting about the story is the fact that the reader already knows what the ending will be. In the first few chapters of the manga, it is plainly stated that Koro-sensei will be killed.

The beauty of the story is that despite this, you can’t help but want to continue reading. I binge read this manga, finishing it in one night. I’m the sort of person that can’t help myself and things that captivates me can hold my attention until the very end. Assassination classroom does just that! Most of the arcs revolve around Koro-sensei helping his students overcome adversity but there is also a fair amount of intense, action filled ones that involve hitmen, parents and even the freaking army.

The manga also occasionally spoons out dollops of sage advice, especially in the last few chapters. I found myself agreeing with Koro-sensei more than once, and while I don’t have life experience in spades – I believe that the things said are pretty darn relatable. Even with the light-hearted atmosphere the manga doesn’t sugar-coat the advice it dishes out. Another reason to add to the list of ‘What makes Assassination Classroom amazing’.

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Now onto the characters.

The story is great but the characters are even better. I find that most manga fall flat when they have a large cast of characters but Assassination Classroom does not. The students are all developed and what’s amazing is that the development is actually shown. There’s no ‘off-screen’ development so to speak and exposition is rarely used, and this legitimately surprises and impresses me because of how well-thought out the whole thing seems.

I won’t be talking about the main characters since doing so will spoil the manga, its best if one reads it to find out for themselves. All I can say, is that character progression is stellar and well executed. And besides, this manga is infinitely more enjoyable when you go into it blind!

Overall, this manga should be on the top of your to-read list. Assassination Classroom also has an anime, so you can check that out if you prefer anime over manga. From what I hear, the anime is also pretty damn good and stays loyal to the manga, so I doubt that you’ll have any problems there.

10/10