These accounts with their distorted profile pictures I thought I'd never pass when I first got on this site. I always thought to myself, why are their pictures distorted? I wondered whether it was because they didn't notice it after uploading, or if they didn't care. I doubted it was intentional.
Anyways, I always knew that I'd climb higher on the fellowship because people drop out. But they usually dropped out in the middle. It's only now, a couple months in that I've gotten more data* on dropouts, and now I can discern who will drop out and who won't.
I'm also betting that I'll pass SantoshGuru as well... if not very soon then in the near future. But I think that's when the fellowship climbing for me will stop.
A subdued melancholy sits in my gut as this is happening. I kind of wished that these three actually didn't slow down or drop out, that they kept going and they didn't let me climb higher.
But I'm grateful that Zyumbik is there though. I think he'll be keeping the moat guarded for at least the near future.
*data doesn't mean I looked at numbers, but rather my experience over time