Our script writing process generally goes like this:
Tim/Scott: Hey we should do (something offensive)
Mike: You are a horrible person. I'm not drawing that.
So this idea was tossed back and forth being vetoed and un-vetoed. At one point we were tossing around ideas about a white blood cell arrow, and another strip involved Dr. Light. (yeah...you don't want to go there) We finally came up with this one. Did we succeed in making AIDS funny? Only time will tell. Perhaps it was too soon.
Onto the actual content of the strip, why is it that everything Judd Winick writes has AIDS in it? I'll give him credit where credit is due, and say that at least with Speedy it makes sense. He's also a damn good writer, so I can't really fault him for anything...it's just something I noticed. Well okay...so he only has like two things that he writes that has AIDS. Still, that's like infinity more percent than most writers.
Speedy on the other hand, I've actually come to loathe. Mainly because her popularity means that Arrowette is never coming back. I guess all three people who actually read Young Justice actually care, but I always thought that she would have become Green Arrow's next sidekick. I actually miss a lot about Young Justice. I miss when Bart was funny. I miss when Wonder Girl was a bookish nerd. (I guess losing your glasses really does make your bust grow) I miss Slo-bo. Still since Teen Titans outsells YJ by about elventy-billion, I guess I'll always have backissues.
...yeah okay I swear it was Mike who wanted to make fun of AIDS. Send the hate mail to him.