everyone had a side effect. at least one.
so the key was to be able to get the right side effect. by hook or by crook.
there was a number of methods to try and choose your own side effect. something that wouldn’t ruin your life.
pushing through the 4th wall, wearing red, wearing more red, tricking someone wearing red, or setting up other shape shifters for something rotten and then benefiting from it somehow.
it could get complicated and the rabbit hole went deep. some said the free market had pushed things to where they got but folks knew that wasn’t really true. it had been guided to go so wrong for so many.
having extra arms wasn’t so bad. in fact it was pretty great.