I've hit a slump in a certain aspect of life. The number of friends I have with 3DS's has more than doubled over the  holiday, and naturally, being the one who had owned their 3DS the longest, I thought this would at least give me some sway in recommendations. It doesn't.

Of the five friends I have who have a 3DS, 4 of them have been playing Pokémon X/Y nonstop (three of them just got it, and one of them has been pulled back in.) Recently I tried approaching one of them in hopes of convincing him to play some of my favorite 3DS titles. This is pretty much how the conversation went:

Me: "Hey *inset name here* how are you liking your 3DS so far??"

Him: "I love it! I wish I had gotten one sooner, I LOVE Pokémon!"

Me: "That's good, that's good. I can see you've made a lot of progress in it actually. So, what are you planning on playing afterwards?"

Him: "Fire Emblem: Awakening?"

Me: "Really? That's great! That was one of the games I was going to try to get you into!"

Him: "So, you want to recommend some games to me?"

Me: "Yeah! There are quite a few awesome video games that I've played on the 3DS that I want to try to get more of us to play."

Him: "Okay, then I think you should know that I don't want to play and JRPG's."

Me: "......"

Him: "......"

The conversation pretty much stopped there. I knew that Fire Emblem Awakening is a prime example of a JRPG, and so I Pokémon for that matter, but I knew pointing it out to him would do no good.

What can you say to someone who is so utterly against something that they even look over some of the most glaring of details? What can you say to a friend who has similar interests, but not really? What can I say, so that I'm no longer alone?


*sigh* See y'all tomorrow.