Text from Nichelle Nichols’ biography “Beyond Uhura”
Usually, though, Leonard remained Vulcan-cool. Perhaps the most elaborate hoax involved his son, Adam, who about eight years old while we were filming the original series. It required that Adam be fitted in a child-size Starfleet uniform and be made up, ears and all, to look just his daddy.
The script called for a scene on the bridge in which Spock would be sitting in the captain’s chair with his back t o the elevator door. A yeoman was supposed to enter and say some lines, at which point Spock was to spin around in his chair, so he was facing the yeoman, and continue their brief exchange.
They had Leonard’s son, in his Vulcan disguise, waiting in the elevator. The door opened, Adam delivered the yeoman’s lines, then Leonard turned to him and answered without breaking a smile or missing a beat.
We couldn’t get so much as a Spockian arched eyebrow out of Leonard. The real kicker came when Adam “stepped out of character,” so to speak, to say, “But, Daddy, I love you.”
“Thank you, Adam,” Leonard said evenly. As the whole cast and crew stood around in breathless anticipation of Leonard’s big crack-up, which never came, by the way, the joke was on us.
A neurological/developmental evaluation in early April 1997, just before Adam’s fifth birthday, noted that Adam was an extremely active young child—he never slept through the night, continued to make up his own language, and reportedly did not like to be held, kissed or hugged. He was observed and reported to have odd repetitive behaviors and severe temper tantrums. Adam was reported, at times, to “sit and hit his head repeatedly.” He did not tolerate touch or textures and refused to dress. Teachers reported Adam was “very quiet during groups.
SHOOTING AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL • REPORT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE
24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn’t seeing any Barbies dressed in the same way she did — wearing modest clothing that covers the body. So she started an Instagram account, called Hijarbie where she showcases Barbie in a variety of hand-sewn modest outfits and hijabs.
“I want to inspire the Muslim girl. It’s about having a doll that looks like her, that represents her own cultural and religious background”
“It’s important to create a sense of value in the Muslim child, especially the girl child,” Adam told Mic. “They become more confident, more driven, they believe more in themselves, which leads to an appreciation of herself and her modest lifestyle and upbringing. Instead of dressing up her dolls in clothes she wouldn’t wear, hijabifying it will create a sense of belonging and hopefully make a positive impact."
Ottis Toole was an american serial killer who, along with his partner Henry Lee Lucas, may have killed between 6 to 65 people. Toole himself admitted to multiple counts of rape, murder, and cannibalism, to the point that he claimed that he had committed 108 murders with his partner. Lucas eventually recanted his confessions and explained he had made the confessions in a bid to improve his living conditions in prison.
Toole was thought to have experienced sexual abuse as a child, and is thought to have suffered from dyslexia or ADHD, which may have impacted his IQ testing - which was measured to be 75. He experienced numerous trauma’s as a child, began fire setting at young age - which impacted on his psychosexual development to a point that he became sexually aroused by fire. He claimed to have committed his first murder at just 14 years old.
Toole is best known for the murder of Adam Walsh, the son of John Walsh. While he confessed during his lifetime police did not consider him a likely suspect, until after he passed away. Police officially closed the Walsh case saying that Toole was the most likely murderer, in spite of no new apparent evidence coming to light to make this decision.
Ok but on the topic of sunflowers- Adam growing a sunflower house/hut/hideaway thing in the garden and reading out there, or playing with Chip (or one day your own kids) out there
I raise to you:
Imagine Adam with his first born child, sitting in the sunflower house. It’s mid-summer, but surprisingly not too hot outside to enjoy the season. The sunflowers are in bloom. Bright and yellow in front of the two of them. He cradles the baby in his arms, his blue eyes staring down at them but their attention is on the vividly colored flowers surrounding them.
Adam sighs shakily and takes a seat on a stone bench. He opens his mouth and begins singing to the baby, a tune that his mother used to sing to him before she passed away. Adam is completely unaware that you were only a few feet away from the sunflower house and could hear him. You hide behind a bush and listen to him singing.