okay! theangstmonkey and I have decided that we should wait about a month, and let the applications flow in (*poke* i said flow, dammit) and then we can all decide. So that's basically how it'll work.
Just, so y'all know, there seriously is a deadline, we'll let you know as soon as we can figure it out, but it's about a month away from now, and even though that seems like a while, please don't put it off and submit it.
Other than that, cross your fingers and hope we can get most of the characters done by the end of the time period we're allowing you!