Asni’s Art Blog: Laser

Laser Eye, by Jesse Inkeroinen – ZMastah94 on DeviantArt.

A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. By science fiction standards, they are ancient technology: the theoretical foundations were established by Albert Einstein in 1917, and the first working laser was built in 1960.

They have many everyday applications: in optical disk drives, laser printers, and barcode scanners; in fiber-optic and free-space optical communication; in laser surgery and skin treatments; in cutting and welding materials; and military and law enforcement devices for marking targets and measuring range and speed. Laser lighting displays have become a popular form of entertainment.

The science fiction trope of the all-destroying laser beam, however, remains more fiction than science: while lasers can be used as weapons, their power lies in their precision, and they can be used to blind people – but not to wholesale blow them up. At least not as yet. Probably a good thing, too!

Still, lasers are sexy: I am usually rather a purist when it comes to booby chicks in scanty clothing, but who can resist a laser gun wielding blonde with a tattoo on her ass, riding a dinosaur? Not me.

Laser Gunner Natasha, by Kai Spannuth – Kai–S on DeviantArt.
Laser Gun!, by J. Humphries – J-Humphries on DeviantArt.
Laser Hall, by Cosmic-Empress on DeviantArt.
twin laser blades, by Benedick Bana – benedickbana on DeviantArt.
dinosaur laser battle, by kayliesaurus-rex on DeviantArt.
Laser Whip, by Sean Kao – redeyehare on DeviantArt.
dolce, by nivois on DeviantArt.
Laser Rework, by Christian Köster – Rincewind2106 on DeviantArt.
Steampunk Pistol with Laser Sight, by Ben Hamby – DrJubal on DeviantArt.
Laser Light Junkie, by Jelle Schuurmans – Jelle-LightArt on DeviantArt.
Light Heart, by Lilanimegirl10 on DeviantArt.

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