Lyra Heartstrings vs Sweetie Drops EG3

Friendship Games short the third has appeared, and boy, was it a doozy. If you haven't gotten sensory overload, let's talk about "All's Fair in Love & Friendship Games".

As I'd previously hoped, the Hu-Mane Six aren't the only stars of these shorts, and our first side focus is on Lyra and Sweetie Drops/Bon Bon/Candy Pants/whatever, who, like their pony counterparts, continue to be the best of friends. They're best friends. Totally best friends. Can't you see what best friends they are? Like, for real. Oh, my gawd, you guys.

The Friendship Games tryouts are open with limited spots on the Wondercolts team, and according to the rules of cartoons, competition breeds aggression. So Lyra and Sugar Buns compete to get on the team, and that's when things get CRAAAAAZY.

From the visual gags (the one posted above being my favorite) to the facial expressions to the over-the-top vocal performances, this is not your average Equestria Girls outing. Lyra and Chocolate Lips could give Pinkie Pie a run for her money.

Luckily, through the use of plot convenience, both besties make the cut, and all is right with the world again.

This was a fun and cute short from beginning to end. After Slice of Life, Lyra and Tootsie Pop have very amusing on-screen chemistry, and the writers and storyboarders (I'm looking at you, Miller) have a lot of fun with it.

What did you all think? Favorite part? Least favorite part? Discuss below, and I'll see you next week!