I’ve seen this sentiment echoed on twitter several times but not on Tumblr—
We’ve all had that moment where we were desperately looking for content of our rare ship in a barren wasteland, or wading through too much content (that somehow still doesn’t have what you’re looking for, or has characterization you despise).
When something like this happens, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to commission a fic writer to write something for you. I don’t see that idea espoused enough. Pay writers to write that fic you crave! There are lots of writers out there with open commissions and flexible prices.
Stimulate the fic economy and be the change you want to read in the world!