When I made FMHY in 2018, it consisted of 1 list with about 50 total sites. Five years later, we're over 20 lists, 30 thousand sites, 200k+ members, and millions of views each month. I could of never imagined that it would of gone this way, but I'm really glad it did. I know getting emotional over a list is silly, but you guys really did change my life, and I just wanted to say thank you.

There were many times where I looked out at humanity and felt completely hopeless. It can feel like we're not only incapable of making the world better, but that people actively don't want it to happen, which can be disheartening. All I ever wanted was to not only prevent that feeling in others, but to be a part of something that could restore hope in those who had lost it like I had.

This project exists as a way to help people see that a world of equality isn't something we need to be afraid of. Reality doesn't implode when we start evening things out. Contrary to popular belief, we're actually allowed to love and value people for being people, and that's it. We're allowed to think they deserve food, water, shelter, education, comfort and happiness, completely and totally regardless of their net worth. We're allowed to get things done because they need to be done, not because we're getting paid, or some sort of recognition.

This is why I kept Batman as my name. Its probably the most cliche, overused username on the internet, but that's the point. When people ask "who made FMHY?" the answer is "Batman." It's meaningless, and it should be meaningless, because it doesn't matter. Personal gain was never on the agenda, and never will be as long as I'm breathing.

FMHY got created and cared for because it needed to be created and cared for. All throughout human history, the systems we use evolve and change over time, leading to new ideas, and new systems altogether. Piracy is nothing more than one of those ideas, and I hope lists like ours help serve as a good reminder to us all that things aren't always going to work the way they work now. Things are going to shift towards equality, whether we like it or not, and I like it.

"I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. But from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice." - Theodore Parker, abolitionist

TL;DR - Thank you guys for supporting us for so long. We hope you enjoy these lists as much as we enjoy making them. ♡

Pub: 23 Sep 2023 22:58 UTC
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