The Pencil Show was created by Hikari Yakawashi (Hikaness) as a fanfiction talkshow for Lord of the Rings characters (Doodles and Hika kidnap random LOTR characters and... "FORCE THEM TO REVEAL THEIR MOST HIDEOUS SECRETS MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA" No I don't have a life. ^_^ But THANKS for asking!). The final episode was the 75th (which was 2 years after the first episode). For the first six months of it's lifespan, TPS was housed on fanfiction.net, however, on August 28th, 2002, it was removed by fanfiction on a breach of new terms. So, a messageboard was created for question-asking and a host for TPS found (still unto this day it stands.) The question board (dubbed "The Pub") was soon (replaced?) by Cardboardia
. However, some old members make pilgrimages to The Pub and in case of bandwidth problems, members flood to The Pub until Cardboardia is restored.
Information by Lemonly and Hika (of course).