Discussion Topic

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Synonyms: Topic of the Month, Question of the Month, Discussion Topic, Topic of the Next Issue (TOTNI)
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The "Discussion Topic" is the conversation starter used in letterzines and other places of fannish discussion.

With letterzines, it was announced an issue in advance. Some examples of topics include: what would the characters do if they were fired from their jobs, what did fan's think of the current aired season's shows, how did the characters meet, what kind of a pet would the characters get, what would character's sexual fantasies be, and what did one character mean when she or he said something.

Some other phrases that meant the same thing: