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Stitches

The first technique that you’re taught in surgical residency is how to properly cut through layers of the human anatomy.

It’s called opening.

It’s the foundation of any skilled surgeon to understand how to cunningly and wittingly navigate the human body’s landmarks on their way to their destination. It’s a long day at the office if you accidentally nick an artery or, Zeus forbid, a nerve.

When I was in the program there were plenty of other residents who virtually took opening for granted. It’s as if as soon as they were given the green light of independence they’d just come in like a wrecking ball, completely disrespecting their patient’s anatomy as they hacked away with no regard to what was hidden behind each proverbial wall they encountered.

And one by one they dropped out.

That’s one technique that can be what separates a hack from a professional.

It appears that I’m not the only one in OSW who fully comprehends the art of cutting through layers.

It truly is refreshing to watch a peer of mine delicately and covertly move beyond one barrier and into the next, skillfully bobbing and weaving around roadblocks while zigging in one direction as everyone else zags in the other.

It takes true knowledge to navigate a security system as advanced and complex as Arcadia’s, and while many others have traipsed into its’ inner workings, just as many have barged into the matrix. In either case, all they’ve managed to encounter is yet another firewall, or worse, a tripped alarm.

They’ve failed, but you haven’t.

That’s what makes you superior to the rest of your kind:

You can hack it, Jinx.

You’re the major player in your virtual game, and it’s your love for that game that has taken beyond firewalls that others only dream of cutting through.

The thing that we have in common is that we’re both expert openers, albeit in different professions.

My vast knowledge of the human anatomy allows me to safely navigate into the most fragile organs of the body, whereas your technical savvy guides through the matrix of ones and zeros and beyond the most secure firewalls.

We both don the black hat.

But when we stand hat to hat at Thunder, we will find out whether or not you’ve mastered another essential technique:

Closing.

See, just as every successful surgery begins with a proper opening to provide maximum exposure of the target, it also must end with the proper closure of those same layers the surgeon has cut through.

It’s about covering your tracks, cleaning up your mess, and tying up any loose ends you’ve made after cutting, or in your case hacking, deep into the unknown.

Let’s see if you can cover up your work without making a fatal error, shall we?

Like surgery, this isn’t just a game for me, and I’m going to personally show you what separates a hack from a professional.

Can you close?

Or will Glitches get stitches

Because it just so happens that stitches are just what the doctor ordered.

Jinx, the doctor will see you now.

Dr. Death