This one's very similar to a certain Calvin and Hobbes strip. Often I come up with an idea and don't realize how close it is to a Calvin strip it is until I've finished writing it, at which point I don't want to give up the idea. I did try to make it different from the Calvin strip (for example, in Calvin the story rhymes and is drawn crudely by Calvin, and I made sure not to do either of those things here).
Also, October 12 is coming up! You know what that is, don't you? That's right, it's National Billy Day! Oh, you didn't know that? …Eh, I can't blame you.