Oh, did I say I wasn't doing anything for a few days? I lied.
Despite being sick, I still worked to sort out who would be writing the Applejack and Luna PonyFall stories. Those decisions have been made.
First off, thank you to everyone who applied. There were some unique ideas, but it all came down to finding someone who not only had good ideas, but had good grammar, spelling, characterization, etc. Someone we wouldn't need to spend too much time editing for, and who would be able to best fit into the PonyFall universe, so to speak.
Here are our decisions:
Writing for Applejack will be: Cowboy Appledash! He just edged out the runner-up for this category.
Writing for Princess Luna will be: MrBackpack! You may notice that he is already writing Twilight Sparkle's story. With all but two of our Luna applicants dropping out, he stepped up and put forth some ideas that we agreed would best suit the story.
Before anyone calls foul on the fact that MrBackpack was awarded Luna, let me remind you all that we're going to do what we feel is best for the collaboration overall. He didn't have to step up and volunteer to take her on, but he did and we feel he'll do a great job. His Twilight story speaks for itself. This decision also means we'll have one less writer to have to edit for, meaning less time between updates. There were a lot of factors to consider.
For those who were not chosen - don't despair! You wouldn't have made it this far if we hadn't seen something we liked. There will come a time when we need writers to write about what happened to the background characters during PonyFall - so don't give up hope! Look at Cowboy Appledash for example; he missed out on writing Rarity's story, but he didn't give up and eventually got to write for Applejack.
Anyway, huzzah! We finally have all characters accounted for. Hopefully this is the last time we need to find replacements.
Love to all,