1) I have no idea what you mean when you say "dreamlands". If you are referring to working dreams then the idea has been kicked around but is nowhere near the current dev priority list (and also has absolutely nothing to do with portals). If you are referring to working portals then that is still very far away. Right now the big focus for larger projects is on getting NPC's working, and after that z-levels. Until those things are accomplished portals are almost certainly going to be on hold (though you are always free to code it yourself and PR it in, assuming your implementation is good then there is a very good chance something like that would be merged).
2) It's not bullshit. If you bothered to read the patch notes you would notice that there is a rather large amount of behind the scenes stuff there, most of which is very important for working towards our next big goal (NPC's). That, along with improving the mod manager and getting map loading/saving to work more smoothly were some of the big things in the release. These are very important to the game and as such have a focus for now.
I think by dreamlands he means the nether, which, is another thing they call it in the lovecraft universe (I think?)
I was actually quite curious as to how things are going with the NPCs as i couldn't find anything on the forums about progress on them, id love links to anything along those lines or just a general where things stand if ya can please mates <3
Also i noticed in the patch notes it said fridges/minis are now working, im assuming they preserve foods longer now but my question is how much more so does it preserver then before "assuming they did anything before, i stored my food in it via habbit"
Generally keep up the good work mates, its a pleasure reading the experimental notes as new updates come in daily to the game though there are times where i wish that the changes were described in more detail without me having to rummage through the jsons which i would mostly get lost in :P