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KaoKoneko is a sentient non-being entity who likes shoes, doesn't believe in giraffes and has a tragic hunger for pie.

Rip what you can off me.

The marriage plebiscite somehow managed to arrive a couple of weeks ago.
Tech Support and I both ticked the “YES” and I slam-dunked those bad boys right into the nearest post box from which they hopefully made it to their destination, but with recent reports of fraud and mail tampering which has accompanied this whole ordeal… who can say for sure?!

My Little Pony rainbow.
[ / aggressively arranges ponies into endless rainbow formations ]

The debate has certainly been as “mature and respectful” as expected. While the blatant lies and downright misleading information have absolutely been great fun, my personal favourite has definitely been the “I was going to vote YES but the YES campaign is too aggressive so I’m voting NO instead because a minor inconvenience to my day is clearly far more important than your human rights” argument.

Just… Just slow clap it out guys. Slow clap it out.

If that’s what you gotta do to validate your homophobia then you probably weren’t planning on voting YES to begin with.

None of the people who are directly affected by this plebiscite wanted it to happen. It is degrading and dehumanising.

Say it and say it again:

Human rights are for everyone.

Everybody seems so far away from me.

Recently I applied as a cadaver donor. You can read all about that over here.

From there I’ve been looking into which body parts can be legally harvested while I’m still alive. A kidney is the obvious first choice with half my liver coming in a close second, but it turns out these things are rather… complicated, so I toned it the hell down and, realising:

  1. I’ve had no new piercings in several years, and
  2. have maintained an acceptable body weight for over a year,

Turned my attention instead to blood donation.

Officially a reverse-vampire.
The offering has been accepted.

After receiving the go-ahead from relevant medical professionals and blood tests it was time to get on with it.

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Take my tears and that’s not nearly all.

Salutations friends, fiends, furs, and foes!

It’s getting close to that time of year again: OZ Kink Fest will be running from the 15th to the 25th of September where I will be joining Von Chibi‘s team on the runway once more for the Fetish Expo Fashion Parade from 4pm on Saturday the 16th.

It’s looking set to be a kinky day, so! If that sounds like something you’d be into feel free to join us at the Fitzroy Town Hall where the doors will be open from 12noon with tickets around $25.

Please be aware that this is an 18+ event.*

Further information can be found here:

Maybe we’ll see you there?

*Actually, I can’t find any information specifying age restrictions but am making assumptions based on the nature of the event(s).

You assure me it’s worthwhile. It’s all worthwhile.

If you are Australian and plan on voting in the upcoming marriage equality plebiscite then double check you have registered properly and your details are up to date.

G1 MLP Rainbow
Pina Colada | Half Note | Masquerade | Minty | Tuneful | Tap Dancer

Am I confused and distressed by the prospect of an expensive, non-binding, voluntary, postal vote to gather majority opinion on a minority issue? Yes. However, despite being unable to recall a plebiscite from taking place when the Howard Government amended these laws in ’04, it is still a very important issue to me personally, and also to so many of the people whom I dearly love. At the very least if enough people vote in favour of equality then the government will (hopefully) pretend to take it seriously rather than ignore it for another 10 years.

More rights for some does not equate to fewer rights for others. That’s, y’know, kind of the entire point of equality.

Refusing legal marriage equality is a way of withholding and overruling the next-of-kin rights of non-hetero couples, which can be especially distressing during emergencies where blood-relatives may be unavailable (or worse: suddenly become available only when they sense financial gain for doing so).
Also, hetero strangers sometimes get married on television purely for voyeuristic entertainment purposes, which is apparently acceptable for some reason? But that’s none of my business.

MH Rainbow
Draculaura | Toralei Stripe | Heath Burns | Venus McFlytrap | Abbey Bominable | River Styxx

In the mean time my trans ass is just… I’m haphazardly slapping rainbows onto everything because I don’t have the emotional capacity to do anything else. Because the world is a scary place and going outside alone may or may not be actively dangerous right now.

Because I’m a coward.

Double Rainbow
Reassuringly, my hometown sometimes makes the effort to haphazardly slap rainbows onto me, and in that moment we gently pretend like things aren’t objectively horrible.

As always: please try to take care of yourselves and each other, there are a lot of awful things happening right now.

If only this wasn’t one of them.

Somewhere along the lines we stopped seeing eye to eye.

What goes off, my dudes?

The blog and the comic were both down for at least 4 days a couple weeks back, it may have been longer but I was out of town and not really paying attention. The short end of it is that the servers decided they wanted to fight WordPress. Then, once the sites were back up, I still couldn’t access them for administrative purposes because the servers decided that they also wanted to fight me.

We’ve since made amends and things are more or less back in order for now.

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In the cold I stood.

Greetings chums!

This is make-up, not real blood.
Casually bleeding from the face is genuinely a strong look for me.

Do you enjoy zombies? Comedy? Silly short films? Well, wouldn’t you know, it was the middle of winter and my mother was all like “Hey small child, wanna go out to a freezing cold forest in the middle of the night? My cinema colleagues are making a film because people who work in cinemas enjoy making films as much as they enjoy watching them and also they need more zombies. Dad is making spaghetti for dinner.”*
And I was all “Fuck yeah I want spaghetti!” So off we trek’d in the middle of the night in the middle of winter to go be zombies in the middle of a forest and afterwards I got spaghetti for dinner despite my hands being entirely too cold to adequately hold a fork.

Point is, the film which was filmed that night, along with behind the scenes footage, is now complete and viewable on the good old YouTube so… enjoy? Or don’t?

You’re your own person.

*Not her exact words.

Let me lay your mind to rest.

A moment of silence for Spaghetti Joe, the mature female mountain huntsman spider who took up residence in my home toward the beginning of autumn this year.

Spaghetti Joe - portrait
Mountain Huntsman Spider | Sparassidae | Isopeda Montana

Sadly, Spaghetti Joe passed away peacefully under the upstairs futon last week.

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It’s funny how freedom can make us feel contained.

Last month’s MAD Fashion Showcase went well!

MAD selfies
M.U.A. – Cassahra Rose | Headpiece – Cherry Pie Millinery

Hit the runway in a jacket by Von Chibi paired with jaunty hat by Cherry Pie and a 3-tiered jabot I’d whipped up in the week before the show.

3-Tier Spiderweb Jabot
3-Tier Spiderweb Jabot

Despite a fevered ability to take thousands upon thousands of photographs of invertebrates and interesting looking rocks, I’d left the camera at home that day, so only snapped a handful of vaguely unfocused selfies with the phone.

If you are interested in photographs (maybe also videos) from the runway, then please hit up the Facebook pages of Von Chibi Designs and Cherry Pie Millinery (whose works I was sporting) or that of Melbourne Alternative Designers to get a look at some of the many talented craftspeople this city has to offer!

Should you be interested in gratuitous closeup photographs of huntsman spiders then feel free to scroll on down and acquaint yourself with images of my energetic sparassidaughter, Spaghetti Joe:

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