I've always believed that it was impossible to love a non-existant person, such as someone from an anime or a manga. I always thought "what's the point? They'll never exist, so there's no point."
However, last year, I watched this anime called Higurasho no Naku Koro ni. One of the main girls of the show is called Rena, and ever since I finished it, I've spent hours on end saving pictures of Rena. Sometimes I stopped to question myself about just why I was saving pictures of a 2D person, yet I continued doing so.
I've realised now, though, just why I was doing this. I've finally realised, /a/, I'm in love. In love with a 2D character. In love with Rena.