I hate to say it but I match up characters with real people and refer to them in my mind as that character. Once I called someone Ash Ketchum when discussing them with a friend, and now Gehweiler Fleetfoot refuses to let me forget that.
Crying might be a bit much. but it is definitely depressing to think that my favorite characters aren't real. I've never really fallen in love with one either, just felt ike they've become an extra limb or two *cough*everycharacterintokyoghoul*cough*