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.
I prefer shounen-ai over yaoi. Sorry, I prefer not to my anime character's naked lower half. But, yeah. It's always awkward to explain both. It becomes even more awkward when people ask if you're a fan of it.>>>> let's explain my fetish guys