The Dome is a very casual fan forum run by a group of friends. We have known each other for years and mostly run this site for ourselves. Our main interest is to follow some talented Scandinavian actors and report their news. You will find that the amount of posts on these actors, and on our many other topics and interests, will vary. It all depends on who is interested in posting what at the moment. You are always welcome to lurk, to contribute, and to join in the conversations as much as you wish.
We have fun live-chatting with each other in our chat room while watching their movies and TV series. This is also where much of our daily casual conversation now happens at the Dome. Always feel free to pop in and chat with whomever is there. We do follow the same rules in chat that we do for the rest of the forum (see below).
Although we are very casual, you will still find that between this forum and our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts, we often post information more quickly, and more thoroughly, than many so-called 'exclusive' or large websites. We just like being laid-back.
Who We Follow
We have primarily featured Alexander Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård and Joel Kinnaman since The Dome Forum began. All of them have since become well-known for creating memorable TV characters in American TV series: Alexander Skarsgård has become an international superstar over the past seven years as Eric Northman in True Blood, the wildly popular HBO series. Joel Kinnaman has received universal critical praise with his complex performance as Stephen Holder in The Killing, now on Netflix. Gustaf Skarsgård is a scene-stealer as Floki in the History Channel series Vikings.
All of these actors have extensive movie careers as well as TV careers. We follow all of their movies from the day of announcement until, well, forever.
We also closely follow the rest of the Skarsgård family, and have a forum dedicated to the works of Stellan, Bill and Valter. Bill Skarsgård is Roman Godfrey in the hit Netflix series, Hemlock Grove, and we have a forum dedicated to Hemlock Grove.
Alex is beloved for both Generation Kill and True Blood, completely different HBO series that highlight his versatility. He also is a good soul. His trip along with Prince Harry to accompany disabled veterans to the South Pole was remarkable, both for his commitment to a charitable project and the cheer that he brought to the team.
Childhood best friends, Joel Kinnaman and Gustaf Skarsgård have each already won the Swedish equivalent of the ‘Oscar’ Best Actor award (“Guldbagge”) for their movie performances. They also are both award-winning theater actors, and graduates of one of the most highly-selective university systems the world, the Swedish dramatic arts theater academies.
Gustaf and Bill Skarsgård have each been designated as ‘Shooting Stars’, a unique pan-European initiative which puts a spotlight on Europe's best young actors each year at the Berlin Film Festival.
We also closely follow the work of other Swedish actors who are friends and co-stars with these actors, in particular Fares Fares, Noomi Rapace, Alicia Vikander, Matias Varela and director Daniel Espinosa. We have a forum dedicated to these 'Dome Favorites'.
The topics and forums for all of these actors can be accessed from the links on our home page.
We are interested in the actors personally, but believe that the work each produces is the gift that he or she most wishes to give to us fans. We thus focus in-depth on their projects, incidentally on the gossip.
Our policy is to acknowledge anyone whose site we take from, and if we’ve not given you credit, please let us know. We’ll fix it. If our facts are wrong, let us know. We’ll fix them. By the same standard, we would like for you to acknowledge us if you are taking from us for your own forums/websites/blogs.
We respect privacy of the actors, their friends and their families. We will not post pictures that are likely hacked or taken without permission from private sources such as family and friends. If you see something that should not be posted here, let us know. We’ll take it down.
A lot of work goes into this site by our members for others to enjoy. We want them to be respected for what they contribute.
Everyone has their own opinions, and bad news happens as well as good. We expect comments about the actors, their friends, their families, their significant others, and their careers to be stated in ways that are respectful, good news or bad. 'Our guys' know what they are doing and are smart about it, or else they would not be where they are now.
The intent of the Dome is to be a fun, informative and very comfortable place for its people to lurk, visit and comment. Moderators and administrators reserve the right to delete posts and warn or immediately ban any persons for any reasons they may deem appropriate to keep the Dome a friendly place for fans of these actors to hang out.
Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
We have a Facebook site, The Dome Forums, and a twitter @TheDomeForums. Click on the 'Dome Links' at the top of the home page. We are really fast at getting news tweeted, and we won't fill your twitter with constant 'look at us' spamming--nothing is more irritating.
Several members have tumblrs, see the 'Tumblrs' drop down menu above. The largest of these that is directly related to the Dome is 'justjoelkinnaman' with hundreds of followers.
Finding Your Way Around the Dome
We usually post breaking news and links in our Shout Box on the home page. We use it like an in-house twitter for short "Heads Up" type messages.
Our suggestion is to start in the "Fika Lounge" for what is happening across the board which is our General Chatter, Gossip...
But be sure to visit the forums and topics as well so you don't miss anything.
You can also click on the 'Active Topics' button to see our most recent posts.
The "Home" button on the top left of your screen always takes you back to the main page of the Dome that shows all the forums.
Click on one of the forums on the home page--such as one of the guys. That will open a forum. In a forum there will be a list of topics. Click on whatever topic interests you, then read the posts.
If you want to join the conversation and you have a Yuku Id.. All you need to do is post.
There are topics within each forum.
So the set-up is:
1. Home page that shows a shout box, chat room, and all the forums;
2. Topics for current projects and the actors' recent news are in their main forums;
3. The actors' forums also have drop-down menus for 'subforms', where we store the topics for their TV Series;
4. We have forums for any other things of interest to any of
us, including learning Swedish, other TV series, showbiz gossip, travel, holiday celebrations and recipes;
6. Hit the Home button to go back to the main page when you are done reading or posting in a topic.
Note--If you are using the Yuku ap on a phone or iphone, the Yuku app works pretty well and is easy to follow. There is no shout box and no live chat. You need to click on the desktop site for that.
ask away all you want. Also, you or anyone can send me or any other
moderator a PM message with specific questions if you want. We're used
Remember, when you ask questions you are probably helping out someone else, so ask away!