I was asked by my good friend once where they name came from and I think I forgot to answer.
One day with a friend as we were walking Two mixed breed wild dogs came barking and ready to attack us as my friend went to run I stopped him knowing they would give chase, and looked at the dogs their teeth and mid lunge and retreat I moved forward staring them down against what your supposed to do, projecting anger and pain in my head through my eyes, knowing animals react to fear I showed only rage, thinking of terrible things that had been done to me in life. they stopped backed off and I gave chase as they ran away. Until they were safely away my friend called it the WRETCHED STARE and joked about it for years. I love animals and respect them greatly but I was a angry kid. Animals can sense or anger or fear and our sadness or malicious intent.
My Kenjutsu instructor said some of the best warriors sometimes won the fight just with a look projecting, confidence, anger, and determination and never having to draw the blade.
My update, isn't good still no prospects for a place so far.