I wouldn't call them shipping rules, actually. Just preferences:
Draco has always known of his homosexuality and has never hidden it. The only thing he hides is his obsession with Harry.
Harry doesn't care for Draco, really, but he'd like to tap that ass.
They do the nasty and somewhere along the lines they fall in love
and make babies.
Ron is straight, but his longtime love for Harry overrides his sexuality.
Harry is gay, but doesn't start to like Ron until Ron starts to get hair and muscles. His feelings for Ron are more sexual than emotional.
They fall in love, but probably don't stay together for more than a few years.
Ron still has the hots for Hermione, and if Harry is in a good mood he'll let Ron invite her over for a fuck with the two of them. Harry, however, never touches Hermione, because vaginas make him queasy.
Snape falls in love with people all the time because he is so lonely, but he rarely acts on his feelings. He is sexually flexible and secretly latches onto anyone who shows interest in him. He never has long-term relationships because he has trust issues. Sorry, Snapers. :(
I don't know what it is about fonts, but it has occurred to me that I write differently depending on which one I am using. Times New Roman makes me feel inefficient and lazy. Why should I use the default when there are so many to choose from? Veranda makes me feel colorful, like I should be describing something. It invokes such imagery---the letters are round and tidy! Courier New makes me feel like a knowledgeable old author. Suddenly my story has more meaning than before. I have a plot, now. I must have a plot; my font face says so.
My story has a feeling to it, an overall air! Choose a font and it can take you anywhere!
It has also occurred to me that there is a fine line between the profound and the pathetic.
To the tune of "Happy Birthday":
Happy birthday to me
I'm grown legally
I can't think of anything clever to end this song in
So I'll just simmer in my glee.
That is why I'm not a poet.
Tonight I get gifts and pie (cake, you say? no way, no way) and greasy Chinese food. :D