If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.
However, if something is “old as balls” it’s only about 65 million years old, when placental mammals began to evolve proper testicles.
when emma is trying to reassure killian, she addresses him as “killian” at first and then jumps to “hook.” he doesn’t respond or react until she calls him hook.
he doesn’t feel like killian anymore. he feels like the hand belongs to the ruthless, selfish pirate that he became when he lost it. he feels like captain hook. he feels like all of his strides have been in vain if it’s this easy for him to regress.