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.