in this forum we often talk about blocks. sometimes you can post a screenshot, and sometimes people use ASCII graphics.
I think we could make a cool hack with the smileys, like this:
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
does it remind you of something?
if there would be smiley icons for all 5 Essences and empty fields, this could represent a block diagram of the Mine. they could even be used inside of the text, like "I think 5000 are too much for a Short Sword."
I can try and make some appropriate 15x15px GIFs if you want.