Grey’s Anatomy - Season 12 Episode 9 : The Sound of Silence (2016)

Meredith is brutally attacked by a patient, and Penny is the one who discovers her. The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial rush to stabilize Meredith and remain by her side in the harrowing aftermath.

Grey’s Anatomy [S12E9] : The Sound of Silence
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Air Date : February 11th, 2016
Season Number : 12
Episode Number : 9
Episode Name : The Sound of Silence
Networks : American Broadcasting Company
Genres : Drama

Meredith is brutally attacked by a patient, and Penny is the one who discovers her. The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial rush to stabilize Meredith and remain by her side in the harrowing aftermath.

The Signs as Colors

RED is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love: ARIES, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn

ORANGE combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and tropics: Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Pisces

YELLOW is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy: GEMINI, Leo, Sagittarius, 

GREEN is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility: Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Pisces

BLUE is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven: Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius 

PURPLE combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition: Aries, Leo, Capricorn, Aquarius 

WHITE is associated with light, goodness, innocence and purity. It symbolizes safety, purity, and cleanliness. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity: Taurus, Virgo, LIBRA, Pisces

BLACK is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery: SCORPIO, Aquarius 


Smoothbore Tank Gun Overview

With only two exceptions, the Indian Arjun and the British Challenger II, every single modern Main Battle Tank uses a smoothbore gun as its primary weapon. To some, this may seem to defy conventional wisdom. If rifled barrels were a huge advance in the field of weapons technology, why have many countries decided to switch back to the seemingly ancient smoothbore weapon? The answer revolves around the challenge of penetrating increasingly tough armour and the rounds used to do so. The primary rounds used by modern tank crews for engaging enemy armour are the Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) round, the High Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT) round and the High Explosive Squash Head round, all of which benefit from a smoothbore gun.


The APFSDS round began development in 1940 in France, the work was continued in England during WWII and has continued to advance ever since. During WWII, the standard tank shell looked a lot like a regular bullet.

These shells worked well enough but as armour thickened, the tank guns needed to fire at higher muzzle velocities to increase penetration. The problem was that at about 850 m/s steel rounds had a tendency to shatter harmlessly rather than carry through the armour. The solution was to switch from steel to tungsten carbide, an extremely hard and dense material. The problem with the tungsten carbide rounds was that they were too heavy to be effectively accelerated, nullifying their penetrative capabilities. The solution to this problem was to encase a smaller tungsten carbide round inside of a larger shell of a lighter material like aluminum. Upon impact, the lighter metal would shear away while the tungsten perpetrator would continue through the armour. This design allowed for shells to be projected at much higher velocities and as a result, penetrate much thicker armour. These shells were deployed during WWII, with some success, however, they were still not optimized as the outer shell caused unnecessary parasitic drag and the penetrator itself had to be relativity small and therefore relatively low in mass. The solution to the problem of parasitic drag was to create a shell or “sabot” that could fall away and allow the projectile to travel un-impinged through the air, while the problem of mass was solved by extending the projectile into a dart shape allowing for both a high mass and a low cross sectional area, decreasing drag and increasing penetration.

All this problem solving resulted in the creation of the APFSDS round as we know it today, however a problem still remained. The APFSDS round cannot be fired with a spin, like the kind imparted by rifling, because a rod tends to tumble when spun. Think about how a wide, squat top will remain stable when spun while a pencil will not. The solution was to either add slipping bands to the sabot that prevented the projectile itself from being spun by the rifling, or to get rid of the rifling altogether, which is what many countries have chosen to do. 

HEAT round

The HEAT round is an armour penetrating round that uses chemical energy to penetrate armour. HEAT rounds use shaped charges to create a jet of high velocity liquid metal which melts through most armour like butter. HEAT rounds were developed just before WWII and were used in the Panzerschreck and the Bazooka. 

Above is a general diagram of how a shaped charge works. The explosive melts the liner and as the liner moves forward it forms into a thin projectile. this projectile is hot enough to melt through metal armour. The liner must be a ductile metal, and copper is most commonly used. The HEAT round detonates at a stand off distance from the armour, typically determined by a standoff spike at the tip of the round, as shown below. 

Upon detonation, the liquefied liner will form into its most penetrative shape and impact the armour. If the round detonates too early, the stream will not have time to properly form. Too late, and the stream will dissipate or cool. HEAT rounds cannot be fired from a rifled gun in most cases. If the round is spinning when it detonates, the stream will be subject to extreme centrifugal force and dissipate rapidly. It’s hard to picture, but think of a merry-go-round. If it’s spinning really fast, all the kids fly off. Thusly, the fluid metal cannot form into a stream. HEAT round can be fired from rifled guns provided their is a slip ring that prevents the round from spinning. Another way in which HEAT rounds can be fired from a rifled gun is if the metal in the liner is crystallized in a specific spiraled fashion so that when it melts suddenly, the spin is negated. This basically seems like magic to me but whatever.

HESH Round

The High Explosive Squash Head round works by, at a certain standoff range, detonating and projecting a glob of explosive at the flat armour surface. The glob impact, spreads and is detonated, all within a fraction of a second. At this point, the armour is not penetrated, rather, the explosion creates a shock wave that travels through the armour and creates spallation on the opposite side of the armour. Spallation is when a shock wave travels through a material and knocks parts of the material off of the other side, as pictured below.

This knocked-off material is called spall and can be extremely hot and can travel at high velocities. Just like HEAT rounds, HESH rounds suffer unacceptably from the centrifugal force imparted on them by spin. This is actually untrue, HESH rounds benefit from rifling as the same centrifugal force which dissipates the HEAT rounds liquid stream, flattens out the HESH rounds explosive glob, providing a larger surface area and more penetrative shock wave. 

Other Advantages of Smoothbore Guns

Beyond the ability to easily use these types of rounds, smoothbore guns are less susceptible to thermal variation which greatly increases accuracy. Smoothbore guns wear far more slowly than rifled barrels and are far cheaper to produce. Smoothbore guns do not sap velocity from a round as they impart little to no friction on the round as it travels through the barrel. In general, smoothbore barrels are far superior in terms of logistics and, because of modern ammo types, penetrating power and killing power.


I love getting questions from ya’ll so if anything is unclear or if I left something out, don’t hesitate to let me know. Also, suggestions for future topics.  


That’s right it’s the Steve and Bucky knew each other as kids, were separated and then reunite many years later trope. Here is childhood friends angsting and then kissing a bunch:

All Those Things You’ve Always Pined For (E) Words:92142 by LavenderProse

(well college boyfriends. I’m keeping it here it’s awesome)

It’s been fifteen years since Bucky Barnes left Steve Rogers standing in a New York airport and never saw him again. Those fifteen years have brought him wealth and stability; everything his lower middle class Brooklyn upbringing had not provided. He is happy.He doesn’t want for anything.
He doesn’t need anything.
That’s about to change.

Between Their Names (M) Words:20866 by Sproings 

What would a background check have turned up about Steven Grant Rogers?

Hopefully not the fact that Bucky could still remember the guy’s middle name.   But certainly the fact that Steve and Bucky (and Jesus how their names still flowed together in his head) had spent three years living on the same street, going to the same school.

And now they were strangers.

AKA The one where Steve teaches a knitting class, and Bucky hides in a tree, and there’s a cat named Peepers

Brooklyn Boys (T) Words:5438 74days

Bucky Barnes is a rock-star with an expiry date - all he wants is to get out of his contract without being sued.
It’s not until he does that he realises that it’s not the end for him, but a second chance.

Friday I’m in Love (E) Words:8961 by betty days (sadrobots) 

barefootbucky: heyyy! sorry it took me so long to reply. hope you got the last few postcards i sent. ok so i’m in istanbul now and there’s a dirt cheap direct flight to dc. thinkin about stopping by for a bit. mind if i crash with you? the road is great and all but i think i need some time to recoup.

G.I. Joes and 2AM Diners (E) Words:100481 by OhCaptainMyCaptain

They look nothing like what they used to. Time and life have completely changed them. But as they sit there in silence, eating two halves of one cupcake, letting Brooklyn remind there where they came from, and enjoying a sky full of stars… They are those same little boys, somewhere deep down. For just a second, you’d be able to see them again.
And Bucky thinks to himself that maybe it’s little moments like these – fleeting as they may be – that remind him why life is still worth living.

In Each Other All Along (series WIP) (E) Words:37,467 by misslucyjane

Bucky Barnes is the lead singer of Winter Soldier. Steve Rogers is their biggest fan.

Hands of Clay (M) Words:251767 by Mhalachai (WIP)

James Barnes leads a busy life as a single working father in New York. But when his childhood best friend Steve Rogers falls back into his life, James will have to re-learn what love, friendship and and family are really all about.

He wears a suit like it’s 1945 (M) Words:59631  by aprofessorstale_beta (aprofessorstale) & Shaish & Stringlish 

Punk AU where Steve Rogers is the outcast punk and Bucky Barnes is the dapper as fuck popular kid.

No Spirit Standing in the Sun (E)  Words:25351 by what_alchemy

Bucky is a disabled veteran having difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Steve is the artist the VA has hired to paint a mural for the clinic. Last time they saw each other, the cops were dragging them away from the only stable home they’d ever known.

Past Lives (E) Words:46930 by earthseraph (mature, 47K)

Steven Grant Rogers: Male, 32 years old, former Army Captain, present day art professor at NYU.

James Grant: Male, 33 years old, mysterious writer of a book that sounds a lot like Steve and Bucky’s life, told from Bucky’s point of view.

But Bucky’s dead. He died in action during the Iraq war- didn’t he?

(Or: The one where Bucky’s supposed to be dead, Steve’s supposed to have moved on, but there’s a book and two very amused friends.)

Off the Record (E) Words:9100 by Brenda

“This is a serious coup, James.  Steve Rogers has never sat down with a member of the press and given an interview.  Ever.  Do you know how rare that is for the fourth-string star on a cable reality show, much less the biggest movie star in the world?”

Returning (M) Words:30384 by perfect_plan

When Steve Rogers’ life falls apart in New York, he has no choice but to go home to the small town he grew up in. Things seem grim at first but a chance encounter with a friend from his past might just change things for him.

Sharing Beds Like Little Kids (E) Words:17209 by tesselated

Steve and Bucky are childhood best friends who get separated when they’re thirteen and Steve moves away. Five years later, they see each other at a party.

It seemed to Bucky that there had to be a certain all-encompassing awkwardness in going up to the guy you loved best when you were twelve and saying “Hey buddy, remember me?”

there’s also these ones, they’re all big Steve, but they are great

Two Creams, Four Sugars (T) Words:15240 by heisenfox

When Steve is 19 and home for his first summer after college, he’s woken up by a knock at the door and the news that Bucky’s gone missing. Almost five years later, after a tour of the entire continental US spent searching for Bucky in crowds and in small towns, Steve finds him in a diner in the middle of nowhere, only…he’s not Bucky. He introduces himself as John, and Steve finds himself drawn to him just the same. Everything is picture perfect…. Until the day John finds out what Steve’s been hiding from him.

Unwanted Celebrity (T) Words:72456 by Kryptaria, rayvanfox

Fifteen years ago, a skinny kid from Brooklyn went to an arts summer camp, where he met child movie star Jimmy Barnes. Their unlikely friendship faded as the years passed. But now, a threat to Barnes’ career brings Steve back into his life, in the most unexpected of ways.

Or, the one where Bucky is a smooth celebrity, right up until Steve the snarky photographer shows up, and Bucky’s whole world gets blown to pieces.

Worth The Wait (M) Words:9572 by perfect_plan

Bucky Barnes doesn’t join in when his friends bully Steve Rogers but he doesn’t exactly stop them either. After a random encounter in which he and Steve connect, Bucky won’t see him again for ten years.


35-Minute Yoga Sequence || Strengthen Legs & Glutes

Greatist writes:

There’s nothing like that stretched-out, super-relaxed feeling you get after an hour of moving to the rhythm of your breath during a yoga class. But in some faster-paced, it’s easy to forget about proper alignment during each pose.

In this video, you’ll revisit the core standing postures that are fundamental to any practice. Certified yoga instructor Rocky Heron leads you through exercises and drills that help enhance stability in various poses, from warrior II to tree. His soothing voice points out little tweaks that make a big difference in each asana, helping you build stronger muscles in your legs and glutes, prepare for backbends, and of course, achieve that blissed-out, peaceful feeling when time’s up.

All you need is a mat and, if you have them, a couple of yoga blocks.


Although these soap bubbles display frozen flurries, we don’t advise shaking them. Because they’re made of a thin film of water sandwiched between two layers of soap molecules, the bubbles form ice crystals when the temperature drops to around –15 °C. In general, this layering gives bubbles the stability they need to form. But these particular bubbles have added stability: Their structures are held together with a little bit of agave syrup, which contains sugar molecules that hydrogen-bond to their water film and keep the water molecules from evaporating. In the end, though, as the bubbles freeze, the warm air initially used to blow them up cools down and contracts, causing them to implode (bottom right).

Credit: Pawel Zaluska

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Grey's Anatomy Star Jason George Teases The Second Half of Season 12 | Parade
By Paulette Cohn

The drama on Grey’s Anatomy returns in a big way when the second half of Season 12 begins airing on Thursday, Feb. 11.

As we have seen in the promos, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is brutally attacked by a patient, and Penny (Samantha Sloyan), the doctor responsible for Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) death,  is the one who discovers her. The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial rush to stabilize Meredith and remain by her side in the harrowing aftermath in this episode directed by Denzel Washington.

We will also get more information on why Owen (Kevin McKidd) has such a hatred on for Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson), who was involved with Owen’s sister somehow; we will see flashbacks of April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson’s (Jesse Williams) lives before they started at Grey Sloan, and we will discover whether or not Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) broke her sobriety.

But first, caught up with Jason George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren and is married to the Chief (Chandra Wilson), to get his take on what is coming up.

What can you tease about the first episode back?
First off, it is Denzel Washington’s episode. The one he directed. If you see a special glow emanating from all the women, it is because Denzel was there. There was Denzel in the air. Everybody dressed up nice for some reason instead of rolling up in sweats.

But the episode itself, the writers knocked it out of the park. It is an intense episode. We get to watch the show when we do the table read, the way you guys get to watch when you see the episode. That is when it is new for us. We read that table read and everybody’s jaw was on the floor.

How is the marriage doing?
Bailey and Ben are strong and happy, but I will just say that even the strongest of men has a male ego. No matter how strong a man he is, he still has a male ego, and it is intense when your wife is your boss. It is even worse when your wife is your boss’ boss.

Is it rough for Ben because he went back to being a resident so he could switch from being an anesthesiologist to being a surgeon?
It gets rough for Ben in spots. He is a full doctor as an anesthesiologist, but he is a resident. He’s older than most of the residents. His wife runs the hospital, so he is in between worlds. He is not all resident, or all doctor.

Because he is sleeping with the boss, the other residents probably do not trust him.
Are you the sleeper agent? If I tell you something, does it end up getting back to the powers that be, or are you the person we go to to fix stuff? Ben gets caught hard between the two worlds. Then, on top of it, he starts to realize how bold he can be as a surgeon.

As an anesthesiologist, your job is just to get them asleep and keep them asleep. But as a surgeon, for lack of a better word, you can get creative. The artistry comes out. That can get you in trouble.

There was that episode where Ben was in surgery with several of the women, and he got caught up in their problems. How does he deal with that?
The fun part of that is he is the married man with the stepson in school, so for lack of a better word, he is safe. He is the guy they can talk to, so this interesting thing happens, where he is the like the brother. I play the brother who is the brother.

What are you allowed to say about Owen’s relationship with Nathan Riggs?
We find out that there was a relationship with his sister. Owen’s mother loves Nathan still, so it is much more complex than we thought. I am happy that there is a deep story there because Martin and I did another show — Off the Map — for Shonda [Rhimes] back in the day. So when they said they were bringing Martin on the show I was, “Oh, you’re getting the band back together.” Martin’s a great guy. He is doing great on the show, so it’s a lot of fun.

You’ve got the Kiwi (Henderson), the Scottish dude (Kidd) and the New Englander (George,) and it’s accent-palooza when Kevin and Martin are hanging out. They are both surfers, so it is hilarious that they’re playing enemies on set, because they are best of friends. They hit it off behind the scenes.

Add Yours In Bold

Zodiac Sign: Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces


Four Temperaments: Sanguine | Melancholic | Choleric | Phlegmatic

Celtic Zodiac: Birch (The Achiever) | Rowan (The Thinker) | Ash (The Enchanter) | Alder (The Trailblazer) | Willow (The Observer) | Hawthrone (The Illusionist) | Oak (The Stabilizer) | Holly (The Ruler) | Hazel (The Knower) | Vine (The Equalizer) | Ivy (The Survivor) | Reed (The Inquisitor) | Elder (The Seeker)

Soul Type: Hunter | Caregiver | Creator | Thinker | Helper | Educator | Performer | Leader | Spiritualist

Alignment: Lawful Good | Neutral Good | Chaotic Good | Lawful Neutral | True Neutral | Chaotic Neutral | Lawful Evil | Neutral Evil | Chaotic Evil

Dark Triad: Psychopathy | Machiavellianism | Narcissism

The Animal in You: Lion | Tiger | Dolphin | Bear | Wild Cat | Fox | Weasel | Badger | Dog | Otter | Wolf | Sea Lion | Wild Dog | Walrus | Gorilla | Deer | Rhinoceros | Hippo | Sable | Horse | Sheep | Mountain Goat | Warthog | Zebra | Baboon | Elephant | Bison | Giraffe | Cottontail | Mole | Bat | Porcupine | Beaver | Prairie Dog | Shrew | Mouse | Eagle | Rooster | Owl | Swan | Peacock | Vulture | Penguin | Crocodile | Snake

Life Path Number: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 11 | 22

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Brain Lateralization Test: Left | Mix | Right

: Materialist | Offbeat | Thinking | Intimate | Vital | Spartan | Conventional | Emotional | Withholding | Depressive

Global 5: social | reserved | limbic | calm | organized | unstructured | accommodating | egocentric | non-curious | inquisitive

: Narcissism | Unconventionality | Empiricism | Vitality | Othercentricism | Independence | Integrity | Intellect | Stoicism | Orderliness | Hedonism | Dynamism | Activity | Romanticism

Enneagram: type 1 | type 2 | type 3 | type 4 | type 5 | type 6 | type 7 | type 8 | type 9

12x09 -”The Sound of Silence”

Everything we know about tonight’s episode:

The Sound of Silence - Meredith is brutally attacked by a patient, and Penny is the one who discovers her. The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial rush to stabilize Meredith and remain by her side in the harrowing aftermath, on the midseason return of “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST) on ABC. 
Written by Stacy McKee and Directed by Denzel Washington.

Emotional Stability is Weird

I don’t know how I feel today. My neighbors kept me up again, but they stopped fucking at 1030 so I think I got ample sleep. Though I am tired and resorted to having a cigarette on my drive to work, wellbutrin sort of makes me immune to the effects of nicotine in that I no longer experience that jolt of energy when I couple it with caffeine.

Basically sabotaging my clean streak just now wasn’t worth it, but I’m not hating myself for it. See. I still cant pinpoint how I feel. I’m not angry and at the same time I’m not exactly beaming rays of sunshine out of my ass either.

Anyway, next time my neighbors wanna have obnoxiously loud sex, c and I are going to play some lady preaching about the dangers of sex in Spanish in hopes that it will totally kill the mood and remind them of their mothers. We are also changing our wifi name to something that will tell them to stfu, but I can’t think of a biting title yet.

I’m cherishing the cute of that final olicity scene (and rewatching over and over) because one, it was the best scene in the episode and it’s olicity. But most importantly, Oliver just wants to be Felicity’s husband, he just loves her so much and doesn’t want to spend any longer not her husband. There’s no hidden agenda here. She just reinforced why she loves him and he’s overcome with love for her and that’s all he sees. He wants to marry her and they balance and stabilize each other and make each other better and so happy and he’s right, at this moment there is a peaceful window. The man can’t contain the love he has for her. I know it’s all about to blow up in our faces, so I’m gonna cherish this now. Oliver is compartmentalizing the William situation and yes it’s wrong, but he’s trying to make the best of a terrible situation. Fellcity will have every right to break up with him and feel betrayed and I’m sure the “people don’t change” line Donna said will be brought back and it’s gonna hurt and both will be valid. Felicity turned her dad into the police, so yeah I totally see her calling off the wedding and giving Oliver the ring back. Boy has some trust to gain back, real change and growth. As much as I HATE Malcolm, I’m proud Oliver didn’t kill him bc he’s living in the light and finding another way and that will open and prove to Felicity when he doesn’t kill Darhk and/or “the son of a bitch” that he has truly grown and killing is wrong no matter who it is. I went off on a tangent but this will all come back full circle when they reunite. And Oliver basically proposed 3 times now, I’m thinking Felicity must be proposing to him next time (in the finale). Sometimes I think they’ll pull a pirates of the carribbean and get married during a huge fight over the Comms. That’s so them. All I know is that the olicity scene was beautiful and not tainted to me at all and I will probably rewatch it plenty. They are so damn cute and epic.

anonymous asked:

okay i dont know how it happened but i became P!ATD trash and i need help omg i just spent so much money oh NO how did this HAPPEN. OH NO. DID YOU DO THIS TO ME? DID I DO THIS TO ME. WHY DOES HE MAKE ME SO HAPPY

You just have to accept the fact that your life now belongs to panic and you will never have money or emotional stability again.

anonymous asked:

About Peds ER: when does the tiny human become too large for that specialty?

Tiny humans age out of being classified as tiny humans when they turn 18. Tho some specialists will see some kids until they are 19 or 20 like kiddos with CF or other genetic things.
Also peds ED docs will see and stabilize adults in a true emergency like a heart attack or something super serious until they can be safely sent to an adult hospital.

You may have control of your life, but you cannot control your environment. You cannot control the economy, trends, family circumstances, accidents, unexpected expenses, and the weather of life. You cannot control other people and their moods, personal situations, or issues. You cannot control biases or changes in your industry of choice. You cannot even control jealousy and envy in others. However, you can control your own STRENGTH to get back up and START AGAIN. Destiny is manifested only through action. You cannot be the captain of your own destiny, only the sailor, because we cannot control external influences that may alter the stability or direction of our ships. Once you understand this basic principle, you won’t be so hard on yourself when things don’t go your way… All obstacles come with valuable lessons designed just for you and only you.
—  Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun